ISLAMABAD - The US embassy Wednesday rejected media reports attributed to Ambassador Munter as incorrect.

In a statement issued by embassy spokesman Mark Stroh said some media reports, described as an interview with US Ambassador Cameron Munter that took place at a diplomatic reception Tuesday night, were not accurate.

He said the ambassador did not give any media interview during the event, adding that the statements attributed to him were inaccurate and did not reflect the true content of conversations he had during the event.

Meanwhile, the deputy chief of US Mission, Richard Hoagland, told reporters Pakistan’s urge for gas was legitimate concern of the government and the US was ready to help Islamabad in tackling the challenge.

“The US has never threatened Pakistan with sanctions. The Iran-Pakistan project is not a matter going to be implemented within a week or a month. We are ready to work with Pakistan on different options to help,” Hoagland said.

“Sanctions were invoked against Iran,” the American diplomat said, adding that the US wanted to help in resolving Pakistan’s energy crises.

He rebutted the media reports that Ambassador Munter had brought any special message from the United States to deliver to Pakistani leadership.

He also rejected the media reports that Gen James Mattis would visit Pakistan later this month, saying the dates for his visit had not yet been announced.