Washington: United States (US) has once again warned Pakistan over progress being made in the Pak-Iran gas pipeline, saying that they had serious concerns about the project that was formally inaugurated today.
Giving a routine press briefing at state department, Victoria Nuland said that the US had serious concerns if this project actually goes forward then the Iran Sanctions Act would be triggered.
“We have been straightforward with Pakistan on this,” US State Department spokesperson added.
“We have also been working on alternative projects. We’ve heard this pipeline announced 10-15 times before in the past. If this project goes forward we have serious concerns that sanctions will be triggered.”
President Asif Ali Zardari along with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad inaugurated the multi-billion dollar pipeline in Chahbahar on Monday.