Readout of Vice President Biden’s Calls to Iraqi Leaders Today
The Vice President today called several Iraqi leaders to congratulate them on the passage of amendments to Iraq’s election law, paving the way for national elections in January. He described the vote as a victory for the people of Iraq as it will help consolidate Iraq’s democracy and security. He looked forward to prompt approval of the law by Iraq's Presidency Council. He expressed continuing U.S. support to the United Nations Mission in Iraq and underscored unwavering U.S. commitment to the Iraqis as they prepare for their upcoming elections.