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Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki presses Obama for weapons deal

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in a White House meeting with President Obama on Friday pressed the United States for a major weapons deal to help Baghdad defeat a resurgent al Qaeda -- but Obama made no concrete commitments to meet the request. “The Iraqi delegation stressed its desire to purchase U.S. equipment as a means of strengthening long-term institutional ties with the...