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US Says Too Soon To Sanction Pakistan Over Pipeline Project


The United States said Wednesday it is prepare to work with Pakistan on resolving their energy needs and will not consider imposing sanctions over the country’s proposed pipeline project with Iran.

“We are prepared to continue to work with Pakistan as we have in the past in other sources of energy. I’m going to prejudice what might be sanctionable on a deal that is just prospective at this point and where tenders have only just gone out,” State department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters in Washington.

Nuland said that talks regarding the Pakistan-Iran pipeline were held with Pakistani authorities on several occasions adding that the US informed the authorities that Iran could not be trusted.

“Our point is to say that we think this is a bad idea and there are other options,” she added.


KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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