WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called her Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari on Thursday to discuss issues including Syria and Iraq's political situation, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.
"They discussed a variety of issues of mutual interest in our bilateral relationship, including the Iraqi political situation, recent regional developments, and our shared interest in ending the violence in Syria," Nuland told reporters at a briefing here.
She said the two chief diplomats affirmed that the partnership between the two countries is a "source of important stability" in the region.
Nuland also noted that Washington has been working with Baghdad for a number of months to ensure that no weapons from Iran are transited to Syria via Iraqi land or space. But she declined to detail the conversation between Clinton and Zebari on this subject.