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Iraq's Leader to Seek Arms With Deferred Payment on US Visit

Iraq's prime minister will seek U.S. President Barack Obama's help to acquire billions of dollars in drones and other U.S. arms to fight the Islamic State group during a U.S. visit next week, a senior Iraqi official told Reuters. Facing a cash crunch due to a plunge in oil prices and a budget deficit of roughly $21 billion this year, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi wants to defer payment for the purchases, said the official who spoke on condition of anonymity. Abadi is grappling...

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