BAGHDAD (AFP) - Iranian overseas Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met along with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad on Sunday for extensive-ranging talks, such as on US sanctions in opposition to Tehran.

The visit came just days after US Secretary of country Mike Pompeo made a wonder prevent on his nearby tour to induce Iraq to prevent counting on Iran for gasoline and strength imports.

Washington has granted Baghdad a waiver till past due March to maintain buying Iranian fuel and power, regardless of reimposing tough sanctions on Tehran in November.

After a two-hour meeting on Sunday, Iraq s pinnacle diplomat Mohammed Ali al-Hakim stated he had talked through the restrictions with his counterpart.

"We discussed the unilateral financial measures taken by means of the united states and are working with our neighbour (Iran) on them," Hakim stated.

Zarif slammed Washington s function in the region.

"these screw ups have endured for the beyond 40 years and my idea to countries (inside the place) is to not guess on a losing horse," he advised journalists.

Iran s foreign minister went on to meet Iraqi most desirable Adel Abdel Mahdi, who launched a assertion asserting: "Iraq s coverage is built on looking for the high-quality ties with all of its neighbours."

Zarif is expected to wait several economic forums in numerous Iraqi towns, including Sulaymaniyah inside the Kurdish north.

whilst in Baghdad, he mentioned severa political and monetary problems along with his Iraqi counterpart along with Syria and Yemen.

Hakim stated Iraq changed into in favour of the Arab League reinstating Syria s club, eight years after suspending it as the warfare there opened up.

Following Zarif s go to, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is likewise anticipated to tour to Iraq in the near future.

Iran is the second one-biggest source of imported items in Iraq.

except canned food and automobiles, Baghdad additionally buys 1,300 megawatts of electricity and 28 million cubic metres of herbal gas daily from Iran to feed power vegetation.

That dependence is uncomfortable for Washington, which sees Tehran as its top local foe and expects Iraq to wean itself off Iranian electricity assets.

but electricity ties between Baghdad and Tehran appear to have remained close, with Iran s oil minister traveling Baghdad ultimate week to denounce US sanctions as "totally illegal".