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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

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

The Vice President spoke today with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi. The Vice President offered his condolences for Sunday's brutal attack in al-Hillah, and both leaders reaffirmed their joint commitment to defeat the scourge of ISIL. The Vice President also reviewed U.S. efforts to help Iraq secure additional regional and international assistance for stabilization and reconstruction in Ramadi and other areas liberated from ISIL.