Pakistan will not provide any support to U.S. forces if the United States attacks Iran, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari said in Islamabad at a press conference with the presidents of Afghanistan and Iran following a trilateral summit on Friday, February 17, according to RIA Novosti.
Pakistan and Iran “need each other and no foreign pressure should hinder their ties,” Zardari said.
According to the Afghan news agency Pazhvak, referring to the proposed Iran-Pakistan gas project, Zardari made it clear that Islamabad will not tolerate Washington’s stance and the United States is “not to tell Pakistan who it can and cannot trade with.”
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in turn: “They seek to create divisions and tensions among regional countries. They don’t want us to make progress.”
Iran is under several sets of UN Security Council sanctions. Western countries led by the United States suspect that the Islamic Republic is seeking to build nuclear weapons, but Tehran insists it needs nuclear power solely for civilian purposes.