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Trump welcoming Iraqi PM Abadi to White House

(CNN)President Trump will host Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House on Monday. As he left Iraq for the United States Sunday, Abadi said Iraqi forces were close to ridding the country of ISIS and that he would talk to the US administration about the final steps needed. “We are in the last chapter, the final stages to eliminate ISIS militarily in Iraq,” he said in a video statement. Abadi said he hoped the US and other allies would continue to offer economic assistance to Iraq, which he said faced a financial crisis as a result of the war against the militant group. Trump last week announced a $54 billion increase in defense spending. Read…