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Pakistan tests US will with Iran pipeline

Posted by seumasach on March 13, 2013

“The pipeline agreement underlines that the US is isolating itself in the battle over Iran. US sanctions laws on Iran are simply rules without a game-plan, and the sooner the US lawmakers come to this realization, the better.” 

Kaveh Afrasiabi

Asia Times

13th March, 2013

NEW YORK – Although the United Nations has never imposed sanctions on Iran’s energy sector, the US government has opposed a decision by Pakistan to proceed with a much-delayed pipeline from Iran on the grounds that this would put Islamabad in “violation of United Nations sanctions over its nuclear program”. [1] It seems the US has once again mistaken its own laws for that of the international community.

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