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Iran, Malaysia Collaborating on Pipeline to Avoid Malacca Strait

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Iranian money is behind a strategic oil pipeline to be built across Malaysia with the aim of linking the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea -- and eliminating a militarily vulnerable shipping bottleneck via Singapore.

Almost half the world's oil tankers pass through the narrow Strait of Malacca bound for East Asia, not least China, on their way from Middle Eastern and North African oil fields. ...

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