Readout of Vice President Biden's Call with Prime Minister Al-Abadi of Iraq
Vice President Biden spoke with Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi today to discuss ongoing efforts to defeat ISIL in Iraq. The Vice President reaffirmed full U.S. support for the Iraqi Government’s ongoing efforts to counter ISIL, including the mobilization of local tribal fighters. The Vice President applauded recent battlefield successes by those fighters and the contributions of U.S. military advisors in that effort. The Vice President and Prime Minister discussed the importance of having all Iraqi communities continuing to work together to fight ISIL.