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IRAN-IRAQ: Pipeline to Syria Ups Ante in Proxy War with Qatar

IRAN-IRAQ: Pipeline to Syria Ups Ante in Proxy War with Qatar

Bottom Line: Iraq’s agreement to allow Iran to build a pipeline through its territory and on to Syria is in direct competition with Qatar’s similar designs for a Syria pipeline that would connect to Turkey. This pipeline is another proxy in the Syrian conflict theater and Iran’s response to its loss of ground here. It is also a sign of Iran’s growing foothold in Iraq. Qatar…

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