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Iran-Iraq power grids to connect in three years

Joint connection: Iran's power exported to Syria, Jordan and Egypt

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Iran and Iraq may link power grids in three years. (Getty Images)
Iran and Iraq may link power grids in three years. (Getty Images)

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.”
 

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