Biden Calls Iraqi Leaders After Wave Of Violence

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden is reaching out to Iraq's leaders to discuss recent violence there and the country's tenuous political climate.

Biden spoke Sunday with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and on Saturday with the president of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani. The White House says Biden expressed condolences for the recent violence in Baghdad and discussed the political climate in Iraq.
Biden's calls follow a wave of bombings in Baghdad earlier in the week that left at least 60 people dead. There are also concerns of a sectarian split in the government after al-Maliki's Shiite-led coalition issued an arrest warrant for the country's top Sunni political leader.

U.S. officials are closely watching the developments in Iraq, which follow the withdrawal of all American troops.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 25, 2011 at 03:11 PM
    Anyone who thinks the US isn't going to fall to third world status also believes that Bin Laden is responsible.
  • by Bill Location: CS-Skyway on Dec 25, 2011 at 01:09 PM
    Duh-O. Anyone who didn't believe this 3rd World country of tribes wasn't going to fall into civil war also believes in Santa Claus.
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