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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with President Fuad Masum of Iraq

Vice President Biden met today at the United Nations with President Fuad Masum of Iraq. The Vice President reaffirmed the United States’ support for the people of Iraq and their new government in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Vice President Biden and President Masum discussed ongoing security efforts, including historic cooperation between Iraqi Security Forces, Kurdish Peshmerga, and regional and international partners. Vice President Biden and President Masum agreed on the importance of political progress to address longstanding disputes and further unite the Iraqi people against ISIL and other extremist groups.