Iraq’s Maliki says Bahrain may ignite sectarian war

Reuters: We did not move to support the Shi’ites in Bahrain but we called for interference in Bahraini affairs to be stopped and don’t want to make it a sectarian issue. Because if it happens, it will be like a snowball, it will get bigger if it is ignored … The region may be drawn into a sectarian war.” Maliki has previously criticized the intervention by Gulf states in Bahrain. Shi’ites in Iraq have also demonstrated in support of Bahraini demonstrators. Like Bahrain, Iraq has a Shi’ite majority that complained about decades of oppression under a Sunni ruling class.

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