U.S. Vice pres­i­dent Bi­den phones Kur­dis­tan pres­i­dent and Iraqi PM, con­cerned

The Kurdish Globe - - FRONT PAGE -

U.S. Vice Pres­i­dent Bi­den spoke with Iraqi Kur­dis­tan Pres­i­dent Mas­soud Barzani and Iraqi Coun­cil of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Speaker Osama Nu­jayfi, Thurs­day, May 23rd.

With Pres­i­dent Barzani, the Vice Pres­i­dent com­mended the re­turn of Kur­dish min­is­ters and par­lia­men­tar­i­ans to Bagh­dad, and stressed the im­por­tance of en­gage­ment by all sides to seek so­lu­tions to con­tentious is­sues un­der the Iraqi Con­sti­tu­tion.

With Speaker Nu­jayfi, the Vice Pres­i­dent ex­pressed con­cern about the se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in Iraq,www.ekurd.net stress­ing the need for all of Iraq’s po­lit­i­cal leader- ship to un­equiv­o­cally re­nounce vi­o­lence and seek to marginal­ize ex­trem­ists. All three lead­ers reaf­firmed the im­por­tance of the U.S.-Iraq strate­gic part­ner­ship.

Also Joe Bi­den tele­phoned Iraqi Prime Min­is­ter Nouri al-Ma­liki on Fri­day to ex­press con­cern over the re­cent rise in vi­o­lence, in­clud­ing bomb­ings.

The White House says Bi­den pledged con­tin­ued U.S. sup­port for Iraq in its fight against ter­ror­ism. A state­ment says Bi­den and Ma­liki agreed on the im­por­tance of reach­ing out to all po­lit­i­cal lead­ers in Iraq and the need for a ne­go­ti­ated end to Syria's civil war.

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