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Readout of Vice President Biden's Calls with Iraqi Leaders
Earlier today, the Vice President spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and, separately, with Vice President Adil Abd al-Mahdi. Both conversations addressed the status of Iraqi negotiations on the formation of a new government. The Vice President urged the two leaders to expedite efforts to form an inclusive and legitimate government that is responsive to the needs of the Iraqi people.