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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Iraqi's Election Law

"The United States welcomes the resolution adopted December 6 by Iraq's Council of Representatives regarding the election law.  This legislative action will allow Iraq to hold national elections within Iraq's constitutional framework.  It is a decisive moment for Iraq's democracy and we congratulate the Iraqi people and their elected representatives.  As part of the ongoing U.S. dialogue with the Iraqi leadership, the President and Vice President spoke on the morning of December 6 with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani. The President and the Vice President confirmed the U.S. commitment to a long-term relationship with Iraq, including the KRG."