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0 Iran-Iraq power grids to connect in three years

Iraq and Iran’s electricity networks could be connected within three years, according to Iraq’s energy minister.

In a report by the IRNA, the electricity minister, Raad Shalal Saeid said: “After the implementation of the agreement and the connection of the two countries’ electricity networks, a solid network would emerge and Iran’s electricity would be exported through it to Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon, controlled from a single centre.”

“In accordance with the reached agreements, the programmes would be implemented in separate phases and in each phase, the programme related to the next phase would be put forth for agreement.”

Then the US just happens to release the following story....Mmmm..Seems to two countries are getting a little bit too friendly for the US.

Obama's nominee for Joint Chiefs chair says Iran may be seeking a mass-casualty event in Iraq 

Iran's stepped-up arming of Shiite militiamen in southern Iraq who are targeting American troops may be designed to trigger a "Beirut-like moment" of mass U.S. casualties, the Obama administration's nominee to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress on Tuesday.
Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, was asked by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., about a previous statement Dempsey had made in which he expressed concern that Iran might miscalculate the level of U.S. resolve to assist Iraq.
Dempsey said his Iraqi contacts have told him it appears "Iran's activities in southern Iraq are intended to produce some kind of Beirut-like moment and, in so doing, to send a message that they have expelled us from Iraq." He did not specify which Iraqis said this, although he noted that their view is "in some cases supported by intelligence."
Dempsey was alluding to the 1983 bombing of a Marine barracks in Beirut that killed 241 U.S. service members and drove the U.S. out of Lebanon. 

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