Iran Building $10B Pipeline to Syria

It will be completed next year, news agency claims
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2012 3:47 AM CST
The South Pars gas field facility under construction Gulf, in Assalouyeh, Iran.   (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

(Newser) – In a sign that international sanctions must be biting hard, Iran has announced a plan to revitalize its energy sector—with a pipeline to war-torn Syria. Semi-official news agency Fars says work on the 750-mile natural gas pipeline, which will pass through Iraq, has already begun, the AP reports. The $10 billion project will be finished by the second half of next year, Fars claims, noting the deal was apparently signed between Iran, Iraq, and Syria last July. (Read more Iran stories.)

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