United States urging Pakistan to abandon gas purchase from Iran

Washington: United States said it was putting up efforts to persuade Pakistan to abandon gas purchases from Iran.

In a press briefing, State Department’s spokesperson Nuland Victoria said that US was talking to countries around the world to cut global dependence on Iran, adding that Pakistan was one of the countries that the US was working with.

Replying to a question, spokesperson said she didn’t have anything specific that where those conversations with Pakistan were leading. She said that US was talking about all kinds of diversification. According to a British website, officials from USAID have taken part in meeting at Pakistan’s petroleum ministry to indicate that LNG could be made available by the US at $4.5 per mmbtu.

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