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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

Pakistan, India, Iran to resist U.S. pressure on gas pipelin

[b]Pakistan, India, Iran to resist U.S. pressure on gas pipeline [/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 31 December ([/b] Pakistan, India and Iran remain committed to carry on with the proposed seven billion dollars natural gas pipeline despite pressure from the United States.

Iranian Deputy Oil Minister said Muhammad Hadi Nejad-Hosseinian said the three countries would continue to do their best to implement the project beneficial for the three parties.

"I don’t think Pakistan and India will yield to pressure from the United States. This pipeline will bring peace and progress to the region," he said after his talks with officials from both the countries.

Nejad-Hosseinian spoke of different options for the project, including each country building sections in their own territory. "So if we choose this option, there is no sanction on that because no one will invest in Iranian territory," he said.

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