The United States has threatened Pakistan with stern economic sanctions in case the Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline project, conceived since 1994, would be implemented.
This project should provide India with Iranian gas and ratify the rapprochement between Delhi and Islamabad, 60 years after the partition of the Indian Empire.
But Washington doesn’t care about autochtonous interests and is only concerned with its own strategic targets, that is, exploiting the Caspian Sea hydrocarbons, and isolating Iran and Russia. Consequently, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (former Chevron-Texaco’s manager), called her Pakistani counterpart Mahmood Kasuri (left of Condoleezza Rice on the photo) to order, reminding him that the UNOCAL pipeline project via Afghanistan is a priority for the White House. In 2001, the United States and the United Kingdom used the pretext of the 9/11 attacks to invade Afghanistan and install a UNOCAL official there, Hamid Karzai, whose first formal action was the signature of a treaty for building the pipeline.