US President George W Bush rejects suggestions that Iraq be partitioned as a way of heading off worsening violence there, White House spokesman Tony Snow has said.
"He doesn't buy it," the spokesman said yesterday of an occasionally floated proposal to cut the war-torn country into separate states. "It's not practical."
"Most Iraqis don't want it," he said. "Iraqis look upon themselves not as -- at least in all cases -- as Sunni, Shia and Kurd, but as Iraqis, as descendants of a Mesopotamian civilisation that has been around for a very long time."