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US sanctions on Iran not binding for Pakistan: Gilani

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday said Pakistan was not bound to follow the US restrictions placed on Iran, but would consider implementing the UN sanctions under its international obligations.

“As far as the US is concerned, we are not bound to follow these [sanctions], but if these are put in place by the United Nations, we will consider these under the obligation of international laws,” Prime Minister Gilani said.

Addressing a luncheon in honour of parliamentarians the Prime Minister clarified his remarks made on Monday at Garhi Khuda Bux about the impact on the over US 7 billion dollars Iran-Pakistan gas pipe line project, if sanctions were imposed by the US or the UN on Iran.

Pakistan has recently inked the ambitious project with Iran, scheduled to

US sanctions on Iran not binding for Pakistan: Gilani

get operational by 2014, and will provide fuel to its electricity generation plants to help meet the huge energy shortfall.

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