Iranian and Pakistani leaders inaugurated the construction of a much-delayed section of a $7.5 billion gas pipeline linking the two neighbours Monday, defying the threat of US sanctions.
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (left) and Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari at a ceremony marking the start of work on the 780-kilometre (485-mile) gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan on March 11, 2013, Chah Bahar, Iran. The presidents on Monday inaugurated the construction of a much-delayed section of a $7.5 billion gas pipeline linking the two neighbours, Iranian media reported.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad launched the project with his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari at a ceremony on the border, hailing a blow to US-led sanctions targeting his country's oil and gas sector.
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