Natural gas & LNG

Middle East & Africa January 2020

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The Middle East finds itself on a knife-edge following the killing of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani.

Soleimani – widely considered as the second-most powerful figure in Iran after Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei – was killed by the United States in a targeted drone strike in Baghdad on 3 January. The incident has considerably raised tensions between Iran and the US as well as Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies. In response, Iran struck two Iraqi air bases in Erbil and Al Asad with more than...