Pipeline Project Continues Despite U.S. Pressure

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) shakes hands with his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, during a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the inauguration of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline, in the city of Chahbahar in southeastern Iran last week. Ahmadinejad and Zardari marked the start of Pakistani construction on the much-delayed gas pipeline on March 11, Iranian media reported, despite U.S. pressure on Islamabad to back out of the project.
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( REUTERS/Mian Khursheed / March 19, 2013 )

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) shakes hands with his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, during a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the inauguration of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline, in the city of Chahbahar in southeastern Iran last week. Ahmadinejad and Zardari marked the start of Pakistani construction on the much-delayed gas pipeline on March 11, Iranian media reported, despite U.S. pressure on Islamabad to back out of the project.

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