With U.S. Backing, Iraq Pushes for Energy Rapprochement With Saudis

The Trump administration is urging Iraq to move forward with a undertaking to link its electrical power grid with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, among steps to lessen Baghdad’s longstanding dependency on Iranian strength, U.S. and Arab officers said.

The grid-relationship undertaking has been the topic of intense consultations in recent months and was discussed for the duration of Iraqi Primary Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s visit to Washington very last 7 days.