June 12, 2014 / 8:02 PM / 3 years ago

Biden pledges accelerated U.S. support for Iraq

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden told Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Thursday that the United States is prepared to intensify and accelerate security support and cooperation with Iraq, the White House said.

Biden, in a phone call to Maliki, expressed U.S. solidarity with Iraq in its fight against insurgents who have made gains against Iraqi forces in northern Iraq.

Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Sandra Maler

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