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UN envoy appeals to Iraqis to avoid civil war

The UN envoy to Iraq Lakhdar Brahimi said there were serious dangers of a civil war in the country and appealed to the Iraqis to avoid it. “I am a little bit disturbed and a bit uneasy because there are very, very serious dangers,” Brahimi told a press conference, commenting on a meeting with the US-appointed Iraqi interim Governing Council. “I have appealed to them, and through this press conference to every Iraqi, to be conscious that civil wars are not started by people through a decision that ‘tomorrow I am going to start a civil war’. “I was involved in the war in Lebanon; I myself come from a country were again nobody thought that there would be a civil war, so I have appealed to everybody I’ve seen to be careful,” said the former Algerian foreign minister whose country plunged into unrest in 1992. Full Story

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