Thanks to the newly inked nuclear non-proliferation agreement, Iran now has a greenlight to build a natural gas pipeline to Europe – right through the Caliphate.
One of the competing lines comes up from the Arabian states north through Syria to Turkey (shown below) right through areas controlled by the latest Apocalyptic Death Cult.
The other proposed gas lines come west from Iran – through territory also controlled by the same Apocalyptic Death Cult. Not the easiest bunch to entrust with a gas pipeline ROW.
The others shown below in yellow from Iran through Iraq and Syria. The ISIS Caliphate blocks both those routes, as previously discussed. The Iranian pipeline goes through Kurdistan, the Kurds will be more than happy to eliminate the Caliphate to secure the right of way. Just show them the map.
With the Iranian gas line to Europe now back in play, this makes it more important for the Arabs to clear a right of way for their pipeline – right through Daesh’s Syrian Caliphate.
To build any of these pipelines, the Caliphate has to go bye bye. Or make a deal with either the Saudis or the Iranians or both.
The most likely scenario is that the pipelines will go where the Caliphate ain’t. You can read into that what you will . . . .