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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President's Meeting on Iraq

The Vice President today chaired a Cabinet-level meeting on Iraq to discuss the status of negotiations on government formation.  Ambassador Jim Jeffrey provided a political update and General Austin noted that the security situation is steady and that the Iraqi Security Forces are performing professionally.  This meeting is part of a regular series of senior-level discussions on Iraq led by the Vice President.