Iraq's PM office calls US general's comments on partition 'irresponsible'

Reuters , Thursday 13 Aug 2015

Comments attributed to US General Ray Odierno about the possibility of the country being partitioned are "irresponsible and reflect ignorance of the Iraqi situation", the media office of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday.

Odierno, the outgoing Army chief of staff, told reporters on Wednesday that partition "could happen" but was for the region, politicians and diplomats to figure out.

"It might be the only solution, but I'm not ready to say that yet," said Odierno, who has spent most of the last two decades dealing with conflict in Iraq.

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