April 24, 2006

Dealing with Iran encourages its nuclear plan: U.S

DOHA (Reuters) - Conducting business with Iran encourages
its nuclear ambitions, said U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodam on
Monday when asked for his reaction to a gas pipeline deal
between Iran, Pakistan and India.

Bodman said he planned to meet with Indian oil minister
Murli Deora, also attending the International Energy Forum in
Doah.

(Doha newsroom)