Only Iraqi Kurds support U.S. partition idea

Click here: AlArabiya.net – Only Iraqi Kurds support U.S. partition idea

Shiite and Sunni figures in Iraq dismissed Saturday a U.S. Senate plan to split Iraq along ethnic and religious lines, while the Kurds welcomed it as the “only viable solution” to the present chaos and expressed anger over a secret deal reached with Turkey.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said upon his return from the United States that the idea being floated there by a U.S. senator and presidential hopeful would “be a catastrophe not only in Iraq but also on the region.”…The only place where the splitting of Iraq was popular was in the Kurdish region in the north which already enjoys a large degree of autonomy and relative stability. “The people and government of the Kurdistan region welcome the adoption of the U.S. Senate resolution calling for the rebuilding of the Iraqi state on the basis of federalism,” a statement from the regional government said.

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