Saturday, February 18, 2012
I love this !!!! Let the fireworks begin. If Pakistan and Iran form closer ties, then take it for granted that the manipulative cavemen in Saudi Arabia will pressure the USA and NATO to drone away at Pakistan even more then they have been doing of late. Saudi Arabia is probably the biggest funder of tainted money to Pakistan and they are gonna be hopping mad if Pakistan takes the offered 1.5 billion from Iran ... to start up the gas pipeline project ... and that money would be just a little something to begin with. Loverrrlly !!! For added fun throw in the opium addled Afghan honcho and we can have barrels of laughts at the antics played by monkeys in those hellholes.
Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad has quietly offered to finance the Pakistani portion of a multinational gas pipeline project opposed by the United States, in a strong signal of Tehran's intent to build closer ties with its neighbor.
Ahmedinejad left Pakistan Friday after meeting with Pakistan's president Asif Ali Zardari and Afghan president Hamid Karzai, a trilateral summit seeking a formula to stabilize conditions in Afghanistan.
A joint statement issued by Pakistan's foreign ministry after the meeting said the three countries agreed to "develop mutually beneficial cooperation in the energy, mining and minerals, agriculture and other sectors" without providing further details.
But an Iranian official in Islamabad who spoke to CBS News on condition of anonymity said, "The IP [Iran-Pakistan] gas pipeline is very close to our heart. President Ahmedinejad indicated Iran's intent to finance the project on the Pakistani side if Pakistan has difficulty with finding the money".
Though an exact cost is not known yet, the Iranian official said that "Iran was ready to start from financing $1.5 billion for the project and build it up further if needed.".........