ISLAMABAD-Despite US pressure, President Asif Ali Zardari is adamant to visit Tehran to participate in the international conference on global fight against terrorism, thus rebuffing the impression that Pakistan was a client State of the United States. 'President is all set to visit Iran on June 25th, Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar told The Nation on Monday. Among the Ministers who would accompany the President during his visit to Iran include Minister for Oil and Natural Resources Dr Asim Hussain, Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Minister for Water and Power Syed Naveed Qamar. Well-placed diplomatic sources are attaching great importance to President Zardaris visit to Iran. They were of the view that President Zardari by visiting Iran wants to show to the US and its Western allies that Pakistan is an independent State. And this was largely because of the major shift in Pakistans policy towards the United States in the backdrop of recent developments that left the bilateral relations between the two so-called strategic allies in tatters. However, sources believed that this should be done in consultation with other friendly countries including Saudi Arabia as these developments could have far reaching implications for Pakistan. They also warned of serious fall out of President Zardaris visit to Iran at a time when Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries were suspecting Iran for its role in the major political developments in the Gulf countries particularly in Bahrain. They were of the view that this visit could adversely impact Pakistans efforts seeking greater role in the Gulf Cooperation Council, a forum of the Gulf Arab countries including Saudi Arabia. Sources said that recent visits of Federal Minister for Interior Rehman Malik and Minister of State of Foreign Affairs Hina Rbbani Khar to Saudi Arabia were part of the consultations but failed to bear fruit. Most of these countries are believed to have shown lackluster response to Iran sponsored international conference and they might eventually stay away from it. However, official sources privy to the visit of President Zardari to Iran maintained that this would be crucial visit from Pakistan's point of view, as Zardari would try to make maximum economic gains out of this visit. They believed that President would try to exploit the situation to the best advantage of Pakistan by pushing multi-billion dollars energy projects including the proposed Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project and to capitalise on the Iran offer of selling electricity to Pakistan. The sources maintained that President and his team would tell Iran in clear terms that they were least bothered about the UN sanctions and their impact on Pakistan. 'If President and his team are successful in convincing Iranian leadership, this would be a win-win situation for Pakistan, they added.