Iraqi forces need more equipment to fight al Qaeda in Iraq -statement


WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - The United States and Iraqagreed on Friday on the urgent need for more equipment for Iraqiforces to fight al Qaeda groups in remote parts of Iraq, the twocountries said in a joint statement after a meeting between U.S.President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

"The Iraqi delegation stressed its desire to purchase as a means of strengthening long-term institutionalties with the United States, and confirmed its commitment toensure strict compliance with U.S. laws and regulations on theuse of such equipment," the statement said.

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