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GCC denounces any plan to partition Iraq

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries reject any plan to partition Iraq, Secretary-General Abdulrahman Al-Attiyah said in a statement yesterday.  

“The GCC countries reject any separatist inclination. We always adhere to the unity of Iraq's land and people,” Al-Atiyyah said. “At the same time, we are keen on not accepting any dealings with supporters of the draft fragmentation at the expense of the national project.”

The secretary-general said that the international community should address the situation in Iraq and hold Iraqi leaders responsible for achieving national reconciliation. He also expressed satisfaction with recent meetings between Iraq’s various political elements.

Member states of the Riyadh-based GCC include Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates.