» 08/20/2010, 00.00
As the Americans go home, Iraqis get ready for civil war and the country’s division
The US decision to pull out its last combat troops will not be met by a sigh of relief in Iraq. In fact, it might lead to the country’s permanent division into three entities, one Shia, one Sunni and one Kurdish. Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan and Turkey are deeply involved in Iraq’s affairs, preventing the establishment of a strong government at a time when the United States appears no longer interested in the country’s fate. An Iraqi intellectual vents his frustrations.
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Archbishop Sako: vote on U.S. troop withdrawal conceals Iraq's "fragile equilibrium"
The archbishop of Kirkuk curbs the enthusiasm, and points to the profound divisions still remaining in Iraq. He also reiterates the risk of civil war if the country is left to itself, and warns: the Iranian nuclear menace is a concrete threat for the entire Middle East.
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Russia and US press Syria to pull its troops out of Lebanon
Diplomatic manoeuvres are underway in the Arab world. Syrian President Assad is expected in Saudi Arabia: Saudi-Egyptian pullout plan to be discussed.
Baghdad approves electoral law, sidestepping question of Kirkuk
If the president of the republic approves the new norm, the country should go to vote by January 31. But not Kurdistan, and not the contested oil-producing region.
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Baghdad, Christian MP: Turkish interference in Mosul sets scene for regional conflict
The liberation of Mosul and the future of the city pits Iraq against Turkey. Ankara wants a leading role in operations against Daesh and to entrust the city to Sunnis and Turkmen. Yonadam Kanna: this interference is likely to cause a "popular uprising" supported by Iran. We must preserve the multicultural soul of Mosul and the country.
Christians and Muslims show solidarity for Kirkuk attack victims
In the company of Sunni and Shia religious leaders as well as tribal leaders, Mgr Louis Sako, archbishop of Kirkuk, today visited in hospital the people injured in last Monday’s bomb attack. This initiative represents an additional signal of the common desire for peace and mutual forgiveness.
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