Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with his Iraqi counterpart Haydar al-Abadi at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad, Iraq on Saturday, May 2, 2015. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Congress may reconsider a provision in an upcoming bill funding the training of the Iraqi army that would send arms separately to Arab Sunnis and Kurds, a congressman visiting Baghdad said Sunday.Influential Shiite religious scholar Moqtada al-Sadr, whose militia was once a major force, Wednesday threatened to attack U.S. interests if the provision, which would divert 25 percent of the $715 million defense bill to train the Iraqi army, passed.The United States would also like to see Sunni tribesmen armed and brought into the fight but the Shiite-dominated government doesn't trust them.
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