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Iran, Syria consider forming joint oil and gas company, state media says

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Iran and Syria are reportedly weighing the potential of forming a joint cooperation enterprise within the fields of oil and gasoline, in accordance with Tehran. 

The Islamic Republic Information Company, a state-funded media firm, reported Thursday that high-level officers in both nation have mentioned the prospects of “mutual cooperation within the discipline of oil and gasoline.” 

A basic view of the Port of Kharg Island Oil Terminal, 25 km from the Iranian coast within the Persian Gulf and 483 km northwest of the Strait of Hormuz, in Iran.
(Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Company/Getty Photos)

IRNA experiences that Syria’s oil and gasoline trade is one in every of Iran’s “most important markets for funding.” The synergy between the 2 Center Jap nations, IRNA stated, might be an “necessary step” towards financial cooperation. 

Syria solely has an estimated 2.5 billion barrels of oil – rating No. 31 on the earth, and accounting for round 0.2% of the world’s whole oil reserves.

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The talks between Iran and Syria come after 4 Iranian-backed militia members had been killed in U.S. strikes in Syria final week in response to current assaults by the group.

In a press release, U.S. Central Command stated U.S. forces additionally destroyed seven enemy rocket launchers on Aug. 24, simply hours after militia fighters fired rockets at two U.S. army installations in northeast Syria. Central Command offered further particulars in regards to the strikes, saying they had been achieved with Apache helicopters, AC-130 gunships and M777 Howitzers.

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These assaults got here after militias backed by Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard focused U.S. troops on Aug. 15 on the al-Tanf Garrison within the south. There have been no casualties or harm in that assault. However, in response, the U.S. struck bunkers and services utilized by the militias.

The Related Press contributed to this report. 

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