March 15th, 2013
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(CNN) – Trita Parsi, founder of the National Iranian American Council, says the Iranian-Pakistan gas pipeline could be a strategy by Pakistan to align more closely with Iran.

The new pipe labeled the “peace pipeline” runs between south Iran to the Pakistan city of Multan.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari met on March 11 to mark the beginning of construction on the Pakistani side.

The U.S. says the pipeline could violate sanctions on Iran over the country’s nuclear program.

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  1. qamar

    whats wrong with the pipeline? its non of the usa business. unless the usa is giving pakistan a deal like india for civilian nuclear energy then they should shut the hell up.pakistan should not stop this gas pipeline at any cost.

    March 15, 2013 at 4:04 pm |
  2. Vin

    Pak has done absolutely right in sourcing NG from Iran. We had enough of the western conmasters who preached / gave sermons to smaller countries how they should run their country, which ultimately benefits the western countries. Congrats Pak ! You have realized this a bit late but nevertheless good !

    March 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm |
  3. M R Khawaja

    Friends like America Pakistan needs No Enemy.
    Some of the most friendly action by this great nation to its friend and partner in fighting terror keeping America Safe.
    1.Helped India in 1965 and again 1971 to break Pakistan in to two. One Pakistan was too big for them.
    2.Recently crossed in to Pakistan and Killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
    3.Send Rambo[Raymond Davis] killed two Pakistani in broad day light only friends like Pakistan let them do it.
    4.Told their best friend to send to stone ages if they dare to say no. You can only tell this to your best friends.
    With friends like America no wonder Pakistan has become from a proud nation to a Beggar state.
    Pakistani got what they wanted a Master they do not need friends any way.

    March 15, 2013 at 5:30 pm |
  4. amir jafri

    what else one can expect from a westoxicated slave to the United Satans of America. She must be Modern (dirty word ..use it so)

    March 15, 2013 at 8:41 pm |
  5. iz

    Great Decision and good kick to the US for butting into other people's business. Pakistan is dire straits energy wise and
    the gas pipeline should have more than a decade ago but Musharraf a US toady did not have the guts to stand firm.

    March 16, 2013 at 11:46 am |
  6. Kirti Mabhouh

    India buys oil from Iran and the US is looking the other way.Or the sanctions do not apply on India?

    March 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm |
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    March 19, 2013 at 5:40 pm |
  8. Spock_rhp

    Pakistan had best be making very nice with China. They're going to need some protector and sponsor after America finally gets fed up and tells them to shove off. On matters like this, it is not too soon to be planning for 2017 [after the next American elections].

    March 19, 2013 at 11:50 pm |
  9. The Mayor of Medinah

    Well does anyone really think that either of these fine humanitarian countries really care what the United States thinks or does? Pakistan was Giving safe Harbor to Osama Bin Laden, Pakistan still and will continue to give safe Harbor to Al-Qaida and other west hating terrorist groups.

    Iran wants nothing more than to create a nuclear weapon so that it can wipe Israel from the planet. Iran will continue to fund Islamist extremists through out the world, Iran will continue to be a thorn in the side of the western world for a very long time.

    March 20, 2013 at 3:39 pm |
  10. hscorretor

    Coming from Iran, everything is suspect. Any measure of the government of Iran should be viewed with caution. The world should be aware.

    April 1, 2013 at 7:01 pm |
  11. nomadxvsx

    forget not friends. pak is built on the premise of 'divide $ rule' perpetuated in 'Islamic terror propaganda' continued in business of blood money. now has become rouge state & stealthily attains 'nuclear ( although crude ) status' & stealthily sales that to Iran for that 'pipe line' please be aware rulers there often goes self-exiled / arranged 'time pass' exiled mode to where you all know. & then come makes loud 'rhetoric & killed ultimately ruled most often by ' uniform dictators' O ! friends how come one believes it to be a .nation. at all. !!!!!;

    April 6, 2013 at 8:12 pm |

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