Iraq: U.S. Vice President Congratulates Prime Minister Nominee

August 11, 2014 | 2042 GMT
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden phoned Haider al-Abadi, Iraq’s newly designated prime minister, on Aug. 11 to congratulate him on being nominated to help create a new Iraqi government, All Iraq News reported. Biden also relayed to al-Abadi President Barack Obama’s dedication to supporting a new, inclusive government in Iraq that is able to combat the advances of the Islamic State.