Nouri Maliki

Iraqi prime minister caught between U.S. and Iran

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi found himself caught between his government's two most important allies - the United States and Iran - during his four day-visit in Washington. Abadi's trip was intended to shore up U.S. military support for the battle against Islamic State. He wants to speed up delivery of U.S. fighter jets, small drone aircraft and heavy weapons, and bring home financial aid to help rebuild Tikrit and other Iraqi cities devastated in the conflict. But Abadi repeatedly was asked about the role of dozens of Iranian military advisors on the front lines, including a senior commander who helped direct lethal attacks on American troops during the U.S. occupation in...