Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh and his Iraqi counterpart Thamir Ghadhban held talks on 10 January in Baghdad on energy issues and US sanctions. “We have discussed today how to improve cooperation with Iraq on different aspects, especially on oil issues,” Mr Zanganeh said, according to Reuters.

Iraq, which imports some 500mn cfd of gas and 1GW of electricity from Iran, received a 90 day extension of its US sanctions waiver last week (MEES, 4 January), but energy...