In this Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 photo, visitors tour the Iranian wing of the Baghdad International Fair, in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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At this year's Baghdad International Fair, Iranian businessmen displayed thick, colorful Persian rugs to impressed onlookers while others showcased the latest in Iranian manufacturing in power generators and industrial tools.Ambassador Iraj Masjedi promised Iran would grow its already flourishing trade with Iraq.President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the 2015 nuclear deal that Iran struck with world powers in May. Iraq is Iran's second largest export market.Non-American companies are free to do business with Iran, so long as they do not also do business with the U.S., or through U.S. financial institutions.More than 60 Iranian companies are represented at the Baghdad fair, which runs until Nov. 19 .In the meantime, Iraq may have little choice but to continue to import from Iran.
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