Biden calls Iraq's prime minister to discuss security crisis

June 12, 2014 4:47 PM

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Biden calls Iraq's prime minister to discuss security crisis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Thursday to discuss the country's deepening security crisis, a U.S. official said.

No details were immediately available about the conversation, which comes as a militant group, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has seized broad swaths of northern Iraq, including Mosul, the country's second-largest city.

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