Iraq's Prime Minister Says Seeks U.S. Arms, With Payment Deferred

Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Wednesday he would seek a sustainable flow of weaponry from the United States during talks in Washington, with payment deferred, as Baghdad battles a cash crunch due to plunging oil prices. Reuters had previously reported Abadi's intention to seek billions of dollars in arms during his Washington visit, citing an unnamed Iraqi official. Abadi told a small group of reporters ahead of talks with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter- "Arms, we need them all. If they can supply us with heavy weapons, with tanks, we need them badly,"