WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Wednesday, a discussion that is expected to include the Iraqi-led fight against Islamic State militants in Tikrit among other matters, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.
The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants has not played a role in the battle in Tikrit, the home town of executed Sunni president Saddam Hussein. Instead, it has been led by Iraqi military officials in coordination with Iran's military.
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