US embassy in Iraq: Maliki, Biden agree on intensifying efforts to pursue bombings’ perpetrators

Posted: August 6, 2013 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
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Tuesday, 06 August 2013 14:40

Baghdad (AIN) -The US embassy in Iraq announced that the US Vice President, Joe Biden discussed with the Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, the recent security developments in Iraq as well as the need to stick to the Strategic Framework Agreement to chase the perpetrators of the last bombings.

A statement by the US embassy received by AIN cited “Biden and Maliki stressed during a phone call, the necessity to upgrade the mutual cooperation between Baghdad and Washington.”

“Maliki and Biden agreed to enhance the bilateral cooperation through the Strategic Framework Agreement to support Iraq’s efforts in tracking down the sides responsible for the recent terrorist attacks in Iraq,” according to the statement.

“The Qaeda Organization is still a common enemy of both Iraq and the USA and the world at large, Biden added applauding the recent improvements on the political scene, urging Maliki to continue his contacts with all the political and local leaders.”

“Concerning the events in Syria, the two sides discussed the need to work together to exclude the extremists from all the conflict sides there,” the statement concluded

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