Sunday, March 27, 2011

Iraq: Bahrain crisis may lead to sectarian war

Iraq's PM Nun al-Maliki has reportedly warned that the Saudi- led GCC foreign intervention in Bahrain could lead to a region - wide sectarian war between Shi'ite and Sunni. The Shi'ite-predominant Iraq was once ruled by the Sunni-majority regime of Saddam Hussein , which waged an eight-year large -scale and also very bloody war against the Shi'ite-predominant Iran from 1980 to 1988. There is now also a very serious concern that the situation in Bahrain could cause Sunni-Shi'ite tension and conflict even in Pakistan where there is a sizable Shi'ite minority.


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