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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden's Call with Iraqi Kurdistan Regional President Masoud Barzani

This afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Iraqi Kurdistan Regional President Masoud Barzani.  The Vice President and President Barzani discussed the ongoing effort to complete the formation of the Iraqi government.  The Vice President emphasized the urgency of work to put in place a new government as quickly as possible.  The Vice President underscored longstanding U.S. support for the Kurdish people and for the security of Iraq.