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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

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

The Vice President spoke today with the Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider Al-Abadi, to offer condolences for the tragic loss of life following ISIL's attack in Karrada, Baghdad. The Vice President strongly condemned the ISIL attack as an act of cowardice and desperation targeting innocent civilians.  He reaffirmed the unwavering commitment of the United States to help Iraq defeat ISIL so that all Iraqis may live in peace and stability.