Readout of Vice President Biden's Calls to Iraqi Leaders

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Vice President Biden spoke by phone today with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The Vice President also spoke yesterday with Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani. The Vice President offered condolences on the recent violence in Baghdad, exchanged views with both leaders on the current political climate in Iraq and reiterated our support for ongoing efforts to convene a dialogue among Iraqi political leaders.