Iraqi prime minister joins Trump for meeting focusing on IS

Iraq's prime minister pokes fun at Trump over wiretapping claims during trip to White House

Trump Criticizes Iran Nuclear Deal As Talks Start With Iraqi PM

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017.

As he left Iraq for the U.S. on Sunday, Abadi said Iraqi forces were close to ridding the country of the Islamic State (IS) and that he would talk to the USA administration about the final steps needed, CNN reported.

Emerging from his first meeting with President Donald Trump, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday he was assured the US will accelerate its support for his country's struggle against the Islamic State group.

Trump said he also would address what he described as a "vacuum" that was created when so-called Islamic State (IS) militants took over large swaths of territory in western and northern Iraq.

"With respect to the president's tweets", Comey testified at the House intelligence committee, "I have no information that supports those tweets".

Trump did not respond to Abadi, nor did he answer the journalists' questions.

In a series of tweets, Trump has accused former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower and his campaign.

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