The January 3 strike also led to a wave of indignation under Iraq's Shiite leadership and increased demand for U.S. troops to leave the country.
Masjedi said top Iranian commander, Qassem Soleimani, killed at Baghdad airport in a USA air raid last month, was carrying a message setting out Iran's position on possible rapprochement with Saudi Arabia, the Iraqi state news agency reported.
Coalition spokesman Myles Caggins said there have been no coalition attacks against ISIS since the murder of Soleimani.
In response to what Iraqi leaders called a breach of sovereignty, Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution calling for the withdrawal of United States troops. Iran retaliated by missile attacks on two USA bases in Iraq.
Tehran's ambassador to Iraq, Iraj Masjedi, said in statements released on Tuesday that his government "appreciates the efforts to solve the problems from within Iraq or from any other country in the region". McKenzie spoke with Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, President Barham Saleh, and Speaker of the House Salim al-Jabouri, but he did not speak with Mohammed Allawi, who is expected to succeed the current prime minister.
Senior Iraqi military officials told AP this week that Iraq had told its army not to seek help from the US-led coalition in joint operations aimed at the Islamic State group and to minimize cooperation.
A senior Iraqi military intelligence official told The Associated Press that Russian Federation, among other countries, has come forward to offer military support in the wake of fraught US-Iraq relations following Suleimani's killing.
U.S. Navy General Frank McKenzie, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East, met with Iraqi leaders on February 4, and admitted that joint military operations and training were cut back, even though U.S. special forces are conducting some missions with Iraqi commandos.
"We're still in a period of turbulence". We've got a ways to go.
Trump also defended his decision to order the killing of Iran's Qods (Quds) Force Commander Qassem Soleimani on January 3 in a targeted attack in Baghdad.
The Iranian attack came after a U.S. drone attacked on January 3 a convoy at Baghdad International Airport, killing Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy chief of Iraq's paramilitary Hashd Shaabi forces.
In response to what Iraqi leaders called a breach of sovereignty, Parliament passed a non-binding resolution urging USA troop withdrawal. However, the USA worries about Iranian influence in Iraq and would like to stay to counteract that influence as much as possible.
The top USA commander for the Middle East paid a visit to Iraq Tuesday with little fanfare, as the US tries to quell an Iraqi push for USA troop removal in light of the attack which took out Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani on their soil. There were no Patriot or air defenses capable of shooting down ballistic missiles at the time of the attack.
No forces were killed in the attack, but at least 64 have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury.
So far, the Iraqis have not approved the request.
"I think we're going to be able to find a way forward", Mr McKenzie said, adding he was "heartened" by the meetings.
"The Iraqi forces present in western Iraq need continuous air support and logistical support", said the CTS official.