US Vice President Joe Biden called Saudi Arabia`s foreign affairs minister Tuesday and "clarified" his diplomatic gaffe in which he suggested Saudi Arabia and other key allies had financed the Islamic State group, the White House said.
Hosting visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over lunch at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department here, US Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged that whatever he might do, he can't match the "rock star" reception that Modi received from the Indian- American community in New York over the weekend.
Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Wednesday for referring to people who squeeze US military personnel serving overseas on loans and other financial issues as 'Shylocks', a reference to a stereotypical Jewish character in Shakespeare.
US Vice President Joe Biden congratulated violence-plagued Iraq for electing a new parliamentary speaker Tuesday, a move Washington called an important first step in forming a government after extensive delays.
US Vice President, Joe Biden has called the top Iraqi leadership including Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, and emphasised the need for national unity in response to the violent insurgency sweeping through the war-torn country.