President-elect Barack Obama talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of calif. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, during a meeting with Congressional Republican and Democratic leaders. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev, is at right,. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
President Barack Obama has spoken to two key leaders of Iraq after that nation held provincial elections over the weekend.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama spoke Monday with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.
Gibbs had no other immediate details on the conversations.
Obama said Sunday that the peaceful elections in Iraq are "good news" for U.S. troops and their families, and he agreed with the suggestion that a substantial number of those troops could be home within a year.
Iraqis voted in provincial elections under tight security this weekend that were conducted with remarkably little violence.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.