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Readout of Vice President Biden's Calls with Iraqi Leaders


Office of the Vice President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     July 7, 2009

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Calls with Iraqi Leaders

The Vice President had productive and positive conversations with Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani today.  The Vice President expressed disappointment that he could not visit Erbil over the weekend due to weather conditions.  He briefed both leaders on his meetings last week in Baghdad and reaffirmed the U.S. government’s commitment to Iraq’s success.  He also pressed the need to reach a resolution on Iraq’s outstanding reconciliation issues.