Iran Confident of India Joining Gas Pipeline

A0377968.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Iran is confident that the proposed peace pipeline project to transfer natural gas from the rich Iranian fields to Pakistan and India will be constructed once the negotiations between New Delhi and Islamabad are concluded.

“We are waiting for the talks between Pakistan and India to conclude and then the implementation of the project will be finalized. The implementation of the project will not be affected by current developments in Afghanistan and we are in regular contact with our friends in India,” Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said.

Mottaki also maintained that Tehran is actively considering supporting India on the safeguards agreement between New Delhi and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

He asked the IAEA to look into the supply of nuclear materials by France to Israel, saying these actions would pose a threat to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

He said that while some countries were beneficiaries and continued to receive nuclear technologies and materials without signing the NPT, Iran was penalized for pursuing legitimate civilian nuclear activities.

He blasted Israel by saying that Zionist regime poses a uniquely grave threat to the regional and international peace and security and requires to be seriously dealt with by the international community taking practical measures.

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