British Prime Minister Gordon Brown consulted with his Iraqi counterpart Wednesday, following the release of a video showing a British national who was kidnapped in Iraq.
Downing Street said Brown spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki about the video that was released on Tuesday on the Arabic-language network Al-Arabiya.
It shows one of five Britons taken hostage on May 29 in Baghdad.
"The PM has been in close contact with PM Maliki on this case, and discussed it again with him over the 'phone this morning," a statement from Brown's office said.
"Both leaders deplored the taking and public parading of hostages, and agreed to continue their close cooperation to secure their early release."
In the video released Tuesday, a man who identified himself as Peter Moore pleaded with the British government to perform "a simple exchange" of prisoners with his captors so "we can go home."
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