Nijaifi, Biden discuss political updates in Iraq, region

Nijaifi, Biden discuss political updates in Iraq, region

Friday, 24 May 2013 13:41 | | |

Baghdad (AIN) –The parliament Speaker, Osama al-Nijaifi, discussed in a phone call with the US Vice-President, Joseph Biden, the political crisis in Iraq and the region.

A statement by Nijaifi’s office received by AIN cited “Nijaifi received a phone call from the Biden where they discussed the political situation and the crisis in Iraq,” noting that “Biden showed concern over the disturbed security situation in Iraq and Syria stressing the necessity of having an Iraqi settlement to the current crisis.”

“Nijaifi assured the importance of the exchanged respect among the partners and not to use the force to face the demonstrators in addition to facing the militias and the terrorist,” the statement added, noting that “Nijaifi called the government to start the dialogue with the demonstrators and accepting the initiative of Sheikh, Abdul Malik al-Saadi in addition to move the security forces out of the cities.”

“Nijaifi has also called to stop the arrest warrants against the leaders of the Iraqiya Slate which will help in settling the crisis,” the statement concluded. /End/