Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammad Momani said that the government appreciates the “brotherly” stance the Iraqi government takes towards Jordan and the efforts it has exerted to help the Kingdom overcome its economic challenges, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Momani added that Jordan is looking forward to boost economic ties with Iraq, particularly mega-projects that would serve the interests of the people of the two countries.

The minister said the ongoing oil pipeline project will allow Baghdad to export crude oil via Jordan’s southern port of Aqaba while providing the Kingdom with its oil requirements.

In November last year, Iraq granted Jordan 100,000 barrels of crude oil.

According to official figures, Jordan’s daily oil needs are estimated to be around 100,000 barrels.

The Kingdom imports around 98 per cent of its energy needs.

Iraq has a large majority of Shi'ite Muslim population within it's population, but, Jordan is primarily Sunni Muslims. There doesn't seem to be a problem here, so why change that? This entire idea is grossly wayward and extremely dangerous.

Muslims care about each other and see to each other even across borders. The region has to effect stability for themselves and they are more than capable of doing it, right up to the point where the USA military is desperate to prolong it's war posture.