At the G-7 summit, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had hoped to steal a quick word with President Barack Obama during a group picture. It didn’t happen.
As the leaders ended their photoshoot, al-Abadi tried to get the president’s attention to no avail.
Making the situation more awkward, Obama and al-Abadi were seated next to each other.
The president was in conversation with Italian Prime Minister Mario Renzi and International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde — al-Abadi was waiting next to them.
Obama never acknowledged al-Abadi, who eventually walked away in visible frustration.
President Obama was scheduled to meet with al-Abadi formally later in the day.
H/T Free Beacon