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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - Lukman Faily
Iraq's ambassador to Washington on Tuesday sharply denied reports his government had inked a deal with Iran to buy weapons, ammunition or other military equipment.
The war in Syria, which has displaced more than 9 million people and turned the region into a hotbed for terrorist activity, is posing an existential threat to Lebanon, the Middle Eastern nation's top diplomat in Washington said Friday.
NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: Iraq's ambassador to Washington says the Obama administration doesn't fully grasp the consequences of failing to more aggressively combat a surging al Qaeda threat inside his country, pointedly suggesting that President Obama has been less engaged with Baghdad than his predecessor.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is confronted with a recent burst of strength by al-Qaida that is chipping away at the remains of Mideast stability, testing his hands-off approach to conflicts in Iraq and Syria at the same time he pushes to keep thousands of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
A bloody resurgence of al Qaeda in Iraq is prompting Baghdad to ask the United States for more weapons, training and manpower, two years after pushing American troops out of the country.
A resurgent al Qaeda is trying to push Iraq toward a civil war, Iraq's ambassador to the United States said on Wednesday.
"Our concern is not the actual dealing with the refugees, as to how long will this be? What is the day-after scenario?" he said. "You cannot have a prolonged crisis."
"The key concern we have with Syria has been on the spillover into Iraqi security," Mr. Faily said.