Iranian Prez tries to seal pipeline deal with India

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New Delhi, Apr 30, 2008: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pushed to seal a $7.6 billion pipeline deal linking the world's second-largest gas reserves to growing South Asian economies, despite opposition from the United States.

Ahmadinejad met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on April 29 in a brief stop-over trip that has already sparked diplomatic tension between New Delhi and Washington, which fears the pipeline will fund Iran's nuclear ambitions.

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