Iraq approves construction of Iranian gas pipeline to Syria

Syria-Iraq-Iran-Gas-pipelineIraq has approved the construction of a natural gas pipeline across its territory that will connect Iran to key ally Syria. The move likely to strengthen Tehran’s influence over its neighbors.

The Iraqi Cabinet said in a statement Tuesday evening that it has instructed the country’s oil minister to sign a framework agreement for the $10 billion project, allowing the pipeline to move ahead.

The project is designed to supply gas from the giant South Pars field to Syria as well as other export markets.

Iran signed a preliminary deal to build the 1,500-kilometer (937-mile) pipeline in July 2011 as Syrian rebels were stepping up their fight to topple President Bashar Assad. Work on the project started in November.

After Russia, Iran has the world’s second-largest natural gas reserves.

ABC News

  • 5thDrawer

    Gotta be a fairly hard-up worker to agree to work on THAT one …. even Pilgrims are tip-toeing around.

  • 5thDrawer

    Gotta be a fairly hard-up worker to agree to work on THAT one …. even Pilgrims are tip-toeing around.

  • MekensehParty

    this pipeline is stopping in Iraq
    unless they want to supply the fsa with gas

    • FHTEX

      The FSA (fake Syrian Army) and its jihadist friends are finished. They are being hunted down and will soon be completely eliminated from Syria.

      • AntiFSA1

        If only people around the world knew to what extent these animal are being hunted. They are being exterminated like the cockroaches they are by the hundreds each day. And yes you are rite, the end is near for these pigs

  • MekensehParty

    this pipeline is stopping in Iraq
    unless they want to supply the fsa with gas

    • FHTEX

      The FSA (fake Syrian Army) and its jihadist friends are finished. They are being hunted down and will soon be completely eliminated from Syria.

      • AntiFSA1

        If only people around the world knew to what extent these animal are being hunted. They are being exterminated like the cockroaches they are by the hundreds each day. And yes you are rite, the end is near for these pigs