Tags: Biden | Iraq

Biden Calls Iraqi Leaders After Wave of Violence

Sunday, 25 Dec 2011 01:29 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

WASHINGTON  — 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.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Miami Archbishop Wenski: Jeb Bush's 'Act of Love' Comment 'Is Right'

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 15:14 PM

The archbishop of Miami, Thomas Wenski,has applauded Jeb Bush for saying illegal immigrants are committing an "act of lo . . .

Ukrainian Jews Told by Pro-Russian Fighters To Register Or Be Deported

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 15:07 PM

Ukrainian Jews leaving Passover eve prayers were handed leaflets ordering them to either register with an interim govern . . .

Putin: Obama Would Save Me If I Was Drowning

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 13:58 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he thinks President Barack Obama is a decent man and would save him if he wer . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved