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Sunni political group blasts Iraq constitution negotiations

[JURIST] The Iraqi Islamic Party [Wikipedia backgrounder], Iraq's largest Sunni political group, on Wednesday heavily criticized the committee drafting a new Iraq constitution [JURIST news archive] and said that the same major disputes blocking a draft last week remain to be worked out. The group said the committee was biased and incompetent in its approach to resolve differences over federalism [JURIST report], the role of Islam and the distribution of Iraq's massive oil wealth. Saleh al-Mutlaq, a Sunni member of the constitutional committee, was more optimistic saying "everybody is determined to finish it before the [Monday] deadline." AP has more.

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