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July 22, 2009
Iraqi prime minister squares off with Obama over violence

President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki sat down for face to face meetings on Wednesday at the White House, squaring off over the drawdown of American troops and concerns over the rising in violence in Iraq.

Also on Wednesday, two bombs exploded in a Baghdad market, killing at least five people and wounding dozens. It was the second day of bombings in what appears to be a growing campaign of religious and ethnic violence between Shi’ite and Sunni Muslims.

Joost Hiltermann of the International Crisis Group joins Martin Savidge to discuss relations between the U.S. and Iraq and the security situation.

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