The leader of the largest Shi'ite political group met with Jordan's King Abdullah on Wednesday and reportedly said afterward that Iraq's Sunni Arabs would be the biggest losers in case of civil war.
Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiyah, the Arab world's top 24-hour news channels, quoted Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim making the remarks, but the leader of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq denied the reports.
"A civil war will be a loss for everyone and not a particular sect," said a statement issued by the al-Hakim delegation in Jordan. "It (civil war) is rejected by Iraqis and those who start it will have to shoulder the responsibility for its consequences."
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