[Photos] Trump and Abadi hold talks at White House

[Photos] Trump and Abadi hold talks at White House
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump sat down for talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House Monday (March 20) saying, "We should never, ever have left."

Abadi thanked Trump for removing Iraq from the list of countries on the administration's travel ban.

The meeting comes days after Abadi said the government offensive to recapture the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants was in its final stages.

The United States is providing air, artillery and other support in the offensive.

(Reuters)

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Donald Trump greets Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Donald Trump awaits the arrival of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Donald Trump greets Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque