Sunday, May 02, 2010

IRAN, TURKEY, SYRIA AND IRAQ TO FORM ECONOMIC BLOC?


Children in Iran by ajvhan

In May 2010, it was reported that Iran and Syria have agreed to form a regional economic bloc which could include Turkey and Iraq as partners. (Iran, Syria for regional economic bloc)

Iran's First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi and Syrian President Bashar Assad have agreed to establish the bloc.

Iran and Syria have discussed the construction of a pipeline for exporting Iranian gas to Syria via Turkey.

They also considered possible links in transport, water supply and petrochemicals.

The Gaza war of 2008-09 is said to have persuaded Turkey to move away from Israel and towards Syria and Iran.

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