Iran offered Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi a strategy concerning providing Iraq with electricity during his recent visit to the country, in exchange for abolishing cooperation with Saudi Arabia, The Independent reported Tuesday.
Abd al-Mahdi paid a visit to Iran on Saturday and Sunday, his first official visit to the neighboring country since assuming office in October 2018, during which they signed agreements on oil and electricity.
visit, President Hassan Rouhani has called for Iran and neighboring Iraq to expand their gas and
electricity dealings and boost bilateral trade to $20 billion, state TV
reported, despite difficulties caused by US sanctions against Tehran.
Many high-level meetings took place between Iranian and Iraqi officials. Also Abdul Mahdi has a busy schedule while in Tehran, which sparked fresh discussion on the growing ties between the two states.