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Biden's Call With Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki



Published on 27 January 2014



by Office of the Spokesperson

(WireNews)

Washington, D.C.

Joe Biden
Joe Biden

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
January 26, 2014

Readout of Vice President Biden's Call with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

This afternoon, Vice President Biden spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The Vice President spoke about the United States’ ongoing support for Iraq in its fight against Al Qaeda in Iraq / the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (AQI/ISIL). The Vice President commended the Government of Iraq’s commitment to integrate tribal forces fighting AQI/ISIL into Iraqi security forces, to provide compensation for those injured and killed protecting Iraqi citizens from AQ/ISIL, and to rebuild communities in Anbar damaged from the fighting. The Vice President also emphasized, as he has with the leadership of the Kurdistan Regional Government, the importance of concluding a mutually acceptable path forward regarding oil exports from Iraq. Finally, the Vice President extends his congratulations to Iraq and the young players from its national team who won the Under-22 Asia Cup earlier today in Oman.

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Posted 2014-01-27 09:20:00