Natural Gas Pipeline from Iran to Iraq could be Ready in 20 Days - Oil & Gas 360
The field holds the World's largest supply of natural gas. All the world is still addicted to petrochemicals and all the World is interested in getting gas from the field.. Immense wealth goes to the country that can deliver the gas to wealthy Europe.
The slaughter of Syrians is directly related to a struggle over whether Iran or Qatar will win that prize.
Russia prefers that Iran win, and so is supporting the Syrian Government, which has already agreed to Iran's pipeline to the Mediterranean. Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Cooperation Council are supporting Qatar. The United States-- too long backing Saudi Arabia' Monopoly on gas prices, is ambivalently supporting Qatar and is distracted by irrational domestic fears of the Islamic State, whose main goal is control of Mecca and Medina -- Saudi Arabia's greatest fear..
The news article in The Guardian, below, indicated that Iran is on its way to winning the Prize.
The United States would be well advised to distance itself from urdrous Erdoğan and the equally brutal Saudi Arabia and form economic and political alliances with Iran and the rest of Asia.
Saudi Arabia's years of ruling the world through its monopoly on oil is coming to an end. The World, if it does not recover from oil addiction in time, will see a rise in Iranian power, and Iran will see its brutal theocracy modernize long before Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi government gives up its ancient brutal polity.
The Guardian's article suggests that Iran is progressing steadily tower winning the prize. We'll see.