US warns Pak against constructing Iran-Pak gas pipeline
The US has warned Pakistan that if it goes further with the construction of a $7.5 billion gas pipeline with Iran, sanctions would be triggered. Showing serious concerns over the project, the US has said that if the project goes on, it will trigger the Iran Sanctions Act. The legislation calls for countries to make concerted effort to reduce their dependence on Iranian oil over time.
Presidents of both Pakistan and Iran have inaugurated the much-delayed section of the $7.5 billion gas pipeline.