US warns Pakistan of sanctions over Iran gas deal

The US has threatened with economic sanctions against Pakistan over Islamabad’s plan to buy Iranian gas to quell its increasing energy thirst.  pAK-IRAN

A US newspaper report said Washington was going to pile sanctions in Pakistan if it went ahead with the deal, just as Iran and Islamabad are negotiating an agreement with an Iranian company to build its side of the gas pipe line.

The paper said the White House has issued a relative statement to all the diplomats warning it would be in their own national interest to refrain from such activities which it said were prohibited under the United Nations and the US laws.

The US has long been accusing Iran of building nuclear weapons, the claim which Tehran denies and says it is its legal right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purpose.

Courtesy:  Voice of Russia, The News

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