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Heading Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on top of a government delegation, on Monday, to the United States on an official visit is his first since he took over as prime minister last September and lasts several days.
Abadi and will meet during the visit of US President Barack Obama on Tuesday and a number of administration officials to discuss the development of relations between the two countries in various fields. An official source said the prime minister Haider al-Abadi asked during his visit to Washington to help President Barack Obama to get the drones and other US weapons worth billions of dollars to fight the organization Daash. He added that al-Abadi, "will ask the US administration to postpone the payment of the price of the deal." And that Abadi has a list requests advanced weapons include drones and attack helicopters of the Apache model manufactured by Boeing Co., ammunition and other weapons provided for during his meeting with President Obama. And will also be asked to postpone the payment of the price of these weapons. "The source added the official," We're talking about billions of this new approach for us because of the scale of the challenge we face will cost us Mosul and Nineveh, Anbar a lot. "On the other hand, a spokesman for the National Security Council Alistair Paschi said the United States will continue to consult with Iraq's leaders to ensure they have their needs for fighting al Daash. "The United States is committed to providing the necessary equipment for Iraqi security forces, including the Kurdish forces in the framework of the Alliance against Daash, due to the knowledge of the time it takes to train pilots, it is likely that al-Abadi also looking to provide the United States Iraq helicopter Apache pilots addition to its leadership. "
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