WASHINGTON: Pakistan's new ambassador to the US met with the US Special Representative for Af-Pak Ambassador Marc Grossman.
A spokesperson for the Pakistan Embassy told the The Express Tribune that the two discussed US-Pakistan relations in the meeting.
According to the embassy spokesperson, Rehman also presented her credentials as ambassador to the US State Department's Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman.
Rehman will now meet President Obama on January 18 along with a host of other ambassadors to present her credentials as ambassador.
US to ‘work’ with Pakistan to enforce sanctions on Iran
Faced with a dire energy crisis that threatens the economy of Pakistan, the government had decided to go ahead with the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline despite sanctions imposed by the US.
When asked about this in a daily briefing, White House spokesperson, Jay Carney said that they were looking into the matter. “We are working with our partners and allies around the country [Iran] to enforce the sanctions and to take a multilateral approach,” he said, “an approach that we hope will maximise the impact of the sanctions without creating any unintended consequences, any negative impacts on the oil markets or on our allies. And we are engaged in that effort right now.”
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Let the ATTRACTIVE person to perform ATTRACTIVELY.
She is not such an experienced one in the field. Hope , she performs well for the country and people.
The Iranian rial is in a free-fall, and Germany and Turkey have both refused to route Indian oil payments to Iran. It will be interesting to see how Pakistan proceeds with the pipeline now when all gateways to route payments to Iran are closing.
I doubt that PAK will succeed in Iran-gas pipeline.
US has imposed sanctions against all foreign central banks in their dealing with Iran financial institutions. I wonder how US can over look its own sanctions to give a waiver for PAK for Iran-gas pipeline. Besides no international financial institution would underwrite the project cost, and Iran needs every penny now and is in no position to undertake the effort despite what is said and PAK has no money to repay the gas cost in a timely manner either.
PAK-Iran gas pipeline is dead the day Obama signed sanctions against central banks in Financial dealings with Iran.
Maybe she can return Haqqani's cell phone -- says he left it in his (now her's) office.