PM: Malaysia won't bow to US pressure over Iran energy deal
From The Star Online Feb. 2, 2007...
KEPALA BATAS: Malaysia will not bow to any pressure from the United States to stop its US$16bil (RM57bil) energy deal with Iran.
"We are a sovereign nation and we reserve the right to foster ties with any country to protect our interests," said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
He was responding to the US threat to suspend free trade agreement (FTA) talks with Malaysia over the matter.
Abdullah said political issues should not be dragged into trade talks.
"We might have different political stands but this should not come in the way of trade relations," he told newsmen after launching the rebranding of community colleges here Friday.
Abdullah said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz had informed him that that the talks had reached the fifth level.
Asked whether the talks would proceed following the US threat, he said Malaysia would wait and see.
"We have our stand and you (US) have yours," he added.
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