US is opposing Pakistan’s progress, blocking development: Iranian top official
ISLAMABAD - Iran has blamed United States over blocking Pakistan Iran gas pipeline project.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani blamed the US for obstructing the sale of Iranian gas to Pakistan and stifling a long-awaited pipeline project between the two neighbours.
In a meeting with the Pakistan Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla in Turkey’s Antalya, Larijani said that certain parties opposed the cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad.
“Under the contract between Iran and Pakistan, the gas pipeline (on Iran’s soil) has reached the border, and the gas (supply) is also ready, but the US is said to be putting obstacles, because it is mad at your (Pakistan’s) progress and is against the export of gas to Pakistan,” Larijani told the senior Pakistani lawmaker.