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


The Trump administration is urging Iraq to proceed with a project to connect its power grid with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, among steps to reduce Baghdad’s longstanding dependency on Iranian energy, U.S. and Arab officials said.

The grid-connection venture has been the subject of intensive consultations in recent months and was discussed during Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s visit to Washington last week.  


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