Biden pledges accelerated U.S. support for Iraq

by Reuters
Thursday, 12 June 2014 19:54 GMT

WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden told Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Thursday that the United States is prepared to intensify and accelerate security support and cooperation with Iraq, the White House said.

Biden, in a phone call to Maliki, expressed U.S. solidarity with Iraq in its fight against insurgents who have made gains against Iraqi forces in northern Iraq.

(Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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