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Biden calls Iraqi leaders to press for formation of new government

WASHINGTON - Vice-President Joe Biden is calling top Iraqi leaders to call for the formation of a new government and encourage their opposition to the Islamic State group.

Biden called Iraqi Kurdistan Regional President Masoud Barzani on Sunday night and Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi and Iraqi Council of Representatives Speaker Salim al-Jabouri on Monday.

Biden and al-Abadi discussed military action against Islamic State and the importance of forming a new government in the fight against the terror group that has seized large areas of Iraq and Syria.

The U.S. vice-president and Barzani agreed on the importance of continuing the co-operation underway between the Kurdish peshmerga and the Iraqi security forces that helped retake the Mosul Dam.

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