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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden's Conversation with Osama al-Nujaifi

This morning, Vice President Biden spoke with Osama al-Nujaifi, who served as Speaker of the previous session of Iraq’s Council of Representatives. The Vice President expressed the United States’ strong support for Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and concern for those Iraqis affected by the current crisis. The two agreed on the importance of Iraqis moving expeditiously to form a new government capable of uniting the country.