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Diplomats Say Iraq Faces Difficult Choice: Reconciliation or Partition 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6

Iraqi diplomats Samir Sumaidie and Hamid Al Bayati
Two high-level Iraqi diplomats address conference convened to consider the state of Iraq on the first anniversary of the constitution. Samir Sumaidaie (left), ambassador to the United States, and Hamid Al Bayati, permanent representative to the United Nations and visiting scholar at Penn Law this past year, urged America to remain in their country.
Members of Congress are not the only ones who can't agree on what to do in Iraq. At a Penn Law conference last October, diplomats debated the best course for stabilizing Iraq, with one calling for national reconciliation and the other arguing for partition.

These policy fault lines were on display at the conference, which marked the first anniversary of the Iraqi constitution. The conference was organized by Assistant Professor William W. Burke-White.

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