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.

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Nov 19, 2012 10:24 AM CST
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Nov 19, 2012 8:21 AM CST
Iran says a lot , but delivers very little . After the old Syrian Government is kicked out, the new guys will remember how Iran sent Syria weapons & mercenaries, and then rip that pipeline out by the roots. Or else they'll just blow it up in the next 15 minutes.
Nov 19, 2012 6:23 AM CST
And whose pissed about it? Qatar. And whose funding the rebels (along with US/NATO and Saudi Arabia)? Qatar.