Iraqi leader postpones Washington visit

Over the weekend, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced that the Obama administration has offered a $10 million reward for the leader of the regional al Qaeda affiliate, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who now lives in Syria. 

The U.S. “condemns terrorist attacks in Iraq and pledges to help combat al Qaeda,” Psaki said in a statement.

“The United States is prepared to work closely with the Iraqi Government to confront the threat posed by Al Qaeda in Iraq and other terrorist groups,” she added. “We look forward to discussing bilateral cooperation in this and other areas, pursuant to the Strategic Framework Agreement between our two countries.”

Plans for an al-Maliki visit to the U.S. were first reported by Al-Monitor on Twitter.

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