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In Tehran, PM to tread middle path on gas block

Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s much-awaited Tehran visit, Iran is pushing India to go full-throttle on a gas block, which may irk the Americans as it goes against the US-sanction on that country. Jayanth Jacob reports.
Hindustan Times | By Jayanth Jacob, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2012 08:17 AM IST

Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s much-awaited Tehran visit, Iran is pushing India to go full-throttle on a gas block, which may irk the Americans as it goes against the US-sanction on that country.

Considering the complexities involved in the move, Singh is likely to seek more time for the project in question while underlining the robust energy sector cooperation between the two countries, HT has learnt.

The PM will be leaving for Iran on Tuesday to attend the non-aligned movement summit (NAM) as well as the bilateral visit to Iran.


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is seen at Parliament House in New Delhi. PTI
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is seen at Parliament House in New Delhi. PTI
Iran's foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi delivers a speech during a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran. AP
Iran's foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi delivers a speech during a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran. AP
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