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Obama Kinda Totally Snubbed Iraq's Prime Minister

To be fair, he was in the middle of another conversation. But still. Dang.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:17 p.m. ET

Posted on June 8, 2015, at 6:21 p.m. ET

President Obama is in Germany for a meeting of the Group of 7 (G7), the largest economies in the world. On the G7's radar are matters of pressing importance like climate change and former member Russia's stance towards Europe.

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Aside from the G7, other world leaders were also present for sideline meetings, including Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, among others.

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Also present was Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi. You know. Iraq. The country where the fight against ISIS is ongoing and the United States is sometimes bombing to help. Iraq.

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It should ring some bells to Obama, but in this video, he can be seen sitting calmly chatting with IMF chief Christine Lagarde and Italian PM Matteo Renzi — and totally ignoring Al-Abadi sitting next to him.

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Abadi literally comes over and sits next to Obama before eventually wandering away, dejected.

The two did eventually have a bilateral summit, but still. Awkward.

Pictured here: awkwardness.
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Pictured here: awkwardness.

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