Exclusive: Iraq's leader to seek arms, with deferred payment, on U.S. visit




 
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Exclusive: Iraq's leader to seek arms, with deferred payment, on U.S. visit
 
April 12th, 2015  
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Exclusive: Iraq's leader to seek arms, with deferred payment, on U.S. visit
By Arshad Mohammed and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister will seek President Barack Obama's help to acquire billions of dollars in drones and other U.S. arms to fight Islamic State during a U.S. visit next week but wants to defer payment for the purchases, a senior Iraqi official said. Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi is grappling with an insurgency by militants from Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that emerged from the chaos in Iraq and neighboring Syria and seized much of northern and central Iraq last year.




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