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Iraq, Iran Sign Oil-Pipeline Deal

Iraqi Oil Minister Husayn al-Shahristani (file photo) (epa) August 11, 2007 -- Iran's state-controlled media report that Iran and Iraq have signed an agreement on building an oil pipeline between the two countries.

The Iran news network reported that the pipeline would carry oil from Iraqi oil fields to refineries in Iran.

It said the deal was signed in Tehran on August 10 by Iraqi Oil Minister Husayn al-Shahristani and his Iranian counterpart, Kazem Vaziri-Hamaneh.

It was unclear who would finance the project or when it would be constructed.


Sharing Iraq's Oil

Sharing Iraq's Oil

The pipeline from Kirkuk to Turkey is one of Iraq's main oil-export lifelines (epa file photo)

THE FUTURE OF THE ECONOMY. The uneven distribution of Iraq's oil resources has long been a source of tension among the country's ethnic and sectarian groups. Since the fall of Saddam Hussein, the tangled quest to find an equitable way to share oil revenues has been a major stumbling block on the road to national unity.


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