Read­out of Vice Pres­i­dent Bi­den’s Call with Prime Min­is­ter Abadi of Iraq

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Bi­den spoke this morn­ing with Iraqi Prime Min­is­ter Haider al-Abadi. They dis­cussed on­go­ing mil­i­tary op­er­a­tions across Iraq, in­clud­ing in An­bar and Salah Ad Din prov­inces. The Vice Pres­i­dent praised Prime Min­is­ter Abadi for his lead­er­ship in di­rect­ing op­er­a­tions to clear ISIL from Tikrit. Both lead­ers ex­pressed their strong sup­port for con­tin­ued co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the Iraqi gov­ern- ment and the in­ter­na­tional coali­tion. The Vice Pres­i­dent com­mended the pa­tri­o­tism of the Iraqi Se­cu­rity Forces and those Iraqis who have vol­un­teered to join the fight against ISIL. He re­it­er­ated the United States’ sup­port for Iraq’s se­cu­rity un­der the Strate­gic Frame­work Agree­ment and full re­spect for Iraq’s sovereignty and in­de­pen­dence.

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