President Obama hosted Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki at the White House on Monday as the Dec. 31 deadline approaches for withdrawing American troopsl from Iraq.

Obama, al-Maliki, Vice President Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Monday morning to discuss the future of security in Iraq, the Associated Press reported.

Obama and al-Maliki will visit Arlington National Cemetery Monday afternoon in honor of the American troops killed in Iraq.

Obama, Maliki meet at White House

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