US scuttled gas pipeline with India: Iran minister - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

US scuttled gas pipeline with India: Iran minister

Hindustan Times | By, Patiala
Nov 09, 2011 12:04 AM IST

Blaming the United States for scuttling the Indo-Iran gas pipeline project, senior Iran official and former oil minister Mohammad Aliabadi on Tuesday said his country was still willing to revive the plan.

Blaming the United States for scuttling the Indo-Iran gas pipeline project, senior Iran official and former oil minister Mohammad Aliabadi on Tuesday said his country was still willing to revive the plan.

In Patiala for the Kabbadi World Cup, where he was the chief guest, Abadi said: “It’s the pressure that ended the project. US did not want this gas pipeline. Price issue can be sorted out anytime. But the real issue is that US is working against the interest of India and Iran.”

“The project was moving smoothly, but I feel due to pressure on the countries concerned, this project could not take final shape, as was planned,” Abadi said.

HT Image
HT Image

Abadi, however, did not elaborate how US pressure ended the Indo-Iran pipeline project. He said the US was also creating hurdles in Iran’s cooperation with south Asian countries.

Unlock exclusive access to the latest news on India's general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now! Download Now!

Tell us what your First Vote will stand for in a short video & get a chance to be featured on HT’s social media handles. Click here to know more!

Get Current Updates on India News, Elections 2024,, Election 2024 Date along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    author-default-90x90

    Vishal Rambani is an assistant editor covering Punjab. A journalist with over a decade of experience, he writes on politics, crime, power sector, environment and socio-economic issues. He has several investigative stories to his credit.

SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On