WASHINGTON Aug 12 U.S. Vice President Joe Biden
encouraged Iraqi Kurdish President Masoud Barzani to work with
Iraq's new prime minister-designate "to build a diverse,
inclusive government representative of all Iraqis," the White
House said on Tuesday.
In the telephone call, Barzani also expressed support for
the new Iraqi leader, Haider al-Abadi, and "willingness to work
with Abadi and other leaders to bring Iraq's different
communities together to confront the nation's political,
economic, and security challenges," the White House said.
(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott)