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No sign Iran attack on UK embassy orchestrated: Biden | Yahoo!7

ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday he had no indication the attack on the British embassy in Tehran was orchestrated by Iranian authorities, but it was another example of why the country was a “pariah.”

Biden, wrapping up a three-day visit to mark the end of the American war in Iraq, played down the risk of Iran exploiting the departure of U.S. troops by the end of the year.

He also said the threat of instability in Syria spilling across its borders was not grounds for President Bashar al-Assad to stay in power.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday “we’re not claiming victory” in Iraq, but he believes the emerging government in Baghdad is capable of defending itself.

Interviewed on NBC’s “Today” show from Iraq, Biden was asked about the impact of the U.S. combat troop withdrawal, likely to be complete within weeks. He replied, “This is no rush.”

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