United States (US) Ambassador to Pakistan, Richard Olson, on Monday said that US has concerns on Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline project.

During his visit at Quaid-e-Azam’s Mausoleum in Karachi, the US ambassador said, “We do have concerns about Iran’s potential development as a nuclear power and that we are not alone in that regard and that this is the strongly held consensus view of the international community.”

He also said that his country was ready to cooperate with Pakistan in the energy sector in order to curb the energy shortage faced by the country.

“We believe in religious independence,” Olson said, adding that his country wanted to co-operate Pakistan in different sectors including education and heritage.

He further added that he would work for the betterment of the Pak-US relationship during his tenure as an ambassador in Pakistan.