Obama phones Canada's Harper about crises in Iraq, Ukraine: White House

BISMARCK N.D. Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:45pm EDT

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa June 12, 2014.

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BISMARCK N.D. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama phoned Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday while traveling aboard Air Force One to discuss the crises in Iraq and Ukraine, a White House spokesman said.

Obama said earlier in the day he was considering a range of options to respond to the conflict in Iraq, and would consult with international leaders over the weekend about the crisis.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)

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