Iraqi President Jalal Talabani (R) shakes hands with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) on March 2, 2008 at the Talabani residence in Baghdad, Iraq. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was making a landmark visit to Baghdad to improve relations between the once warring countries. (WATHIQ KHUZAIE/Getty Images)
BAGHDAD - Iraq has held numerous high-level meetings with Iran over the past months as it moves toward final-stage agreements with its fellow hydrocarbons-rich neighbor on oil and gas pipelines.
A top official in Iraq's Electricity Ministry has confirmed the buzz that Iraq may import natural gas from Iran to meet the fuel demand of the country's struggling power plants.
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