Iran nearly gave an ultimatum to India on Tuesday to take a decision on the Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline project before it is “too late”. Addressing a press conference, Iranian Ambassador to India Syed Mehdi Nabizadeh said Tehran could not wait “indefinitely” for India to decide on the project, while negotiations with Pakistan had reached the implementation stage. “We have kept our doors open for India to join the project.
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It (Iran) will not wait indefinitely. There must be a time limit,” the envoy said. India has cited security concerns and over-pricing as reasons for delaying the decision on the 2775 kilometre-long gas pipeline project. However, the Iranian envoy welcomed India’s offer to resume foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan, and offered Tehran’s help in facilitating talks between New Delhi and Islamabad.

Daily Times