Biden issues second apology of weekend, after offending US allies in fight to destroy Islamic State

October 5, 2014 9:44 PM

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Biden issues second apology of weekend, after offending US allies in fight to destroy Islamic State

Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday issued his second apology of the weekend for remarks that offended allies that the U.S. needs in the fight to destroy the Islamic State.

Biden apologized by phone Sunday to Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, saying he never meant to imply that his country was supporting Al Qaeda fighters in Syria. Al Nahyan is also the deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates’ armed forces.

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