US urges Pakistan not to sign deal with Iran

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WASHINGTON: The United States warned Pakistan against entering ‘deals with Iran that may be sanctionable, a reference to Pak-Iran gas deal. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said during a media briefing that Pakistan had better not sign agreement with Tehran. However, she said Washington wanted to help Pakistan overcome its energy crisis.

The spokeswoman also commented on Quetta’s Saturday bombing that led to killing of over 89 people saying innocent people were being killed in bomb blasts in Pakistan.

She said that John Kerry had talked to Pakistani leadership over action against terrorists. Nuland said that Washington wanted to expedite campaign against terrorism in collaboration with Islamabad.

 

Courtesy: The News


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