WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 01:  Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki (L) speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House November 1, 2013 in Washington, DC.  Al-Maliki was expected to request additional U.S. assistance in battling a rising wave of violence in Iraq.  (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)