Islamic State brought Iraq leaders together in common fight: Biden

April 9, 2015 5:38 PM

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Islamic State brought Iraq leaders together in common fight: Biden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Islamic State brought Iraqi leaders together in a common fight since the militant group declared a "caliphate" in northern Iraq last summer, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday.

Biden gave an upbeat assessment of Iraq's progress against the Sunni group in an address to the National Defense University before a White House meeting next week between U.S. President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi.

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