U.S. Pushing Russia, Iran Towards Gas Cartel
Kommersant – Russia’s Daily Online November 15, 2007
The short-sighted policy that the United States pursues in respect of Iran helps Russia set up a global gas monopoly of no precedent. The giant will be stronger than OPEC, warned Retired Colonel Laurence Wilkerson, who had been once the chief of staff of U.S. former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
According to the report that Wilkerson presented to Congress Wednesday, the potential bond of Moscow and Tehran could create a natural gas monopoly that will obscure even OPEC. What’s more, the oil assets of that bond could be consolidated, Wilkerson forecasted.
Today’s short-sighted policy that the United States pursues in respect of Iran makes the implementation of this task easier for Russia, the official said.
In addition to Russia-Iran bond, Wilkerson went on, the Bush administration has overlooked a few other hazards to the country’s strategic interests in the Persian Gulf, where the standoff between Washington and Tehran has already amassed too many troopers of the United States.
Last updated 19/11/2007