Iran Says Deals to Rehabilitate, Develop Iraq Power Grid Finalized

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – Iran and Iraq have finalized two deals to rehabilitate and develop the power grid of Iraq, IRNA cited the Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian as saying on Wednesday. Ardakanian met his Iraqi counterpart Majid Mahdi Hantoush in Tehran on Tuesday evening on the sidelines of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s trip to the Islamic Republic on his first foreign visit. “It was decided that the contracts related to reducing losses on the electricity distribution network in the provinces of Karbala and Najaf, as well as the contract for repairing Iraq’s distribution transformers would be finalized and signed,” the Iranian minister said.