World Bulletin / News Desk
US Vice President Joe Biden spoke by phone with Massoud Barzani, leader of the Iraqi Kurdistan regional government on Thursday.
"The two discussed their support for the joint efforts by local and tribal leaders and Iraqi Security Forces to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant," said the White House in a readout of the call provided to the press.
Regarding oil shipments out of the Kurdish-administered north of Iraq, "The Vice President encouraged President Barzani, as he has done with leaders in Baghdad and Ankara, to find a common way forward on the matter of energy exports and revenue sharing. President Barzani agreed to continued dialogue with the Iraqi government to seek agreement on a path forward," according to the statement.
Biden also reiterated US support for a "unified and federal Iraq as defined under the Iraqi constitution."Last Mod: 10 Ocak 2014, 09:56