OIC CONDEMNS US SENATE PLAN TO SPLIT IRAQ

The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has strongly condemned the US Senate plan to split Iraq along ethnic and religious lines. OIC secretary-general Prof Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said such a move would only result in more disunity in Iraq and further exacerbation of social strife.

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The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has strongly condemned the US Senate plan to split Iraq along ethnic and religious lines. OIC secretary-general Prof Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said such a move would only result in more disunity in Iraq and further exacerbation of social strife. It could also create sectarian warfare among the people of the same nation, he said in a statement issued in Jeddah. He stressed that no one has the right to decide the destiny of a country except the citizens themselves. He stressed that Iraq’s destiny is an inalienable right of the Iraqi people exclusively and cannot be delegated to any party whatsoever. He described the US Senate proposal as “full of imperfections and dangers that will intensify instability in the Middle East and the entire world.” Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have also criticised the US Senate’s non-binding resolution to divide Iraq on ethnic and religious lines, saying the move would complicate matters further in the war-torn country.