Additional Iraqi constitution extension politically unfeasible, US official says

[JURIST] A US State Department spokesman warned [press briefing transcript; recorded audio] Wednesday that if the Iraqi constitutional committee seeks a further extension of the deadline for drafting Iraq's constitution [JURIST news archive], such an extension would likely not be politically feasible. Iraq's constitutional committee Monday secured a seven-day extension [JURIST report], but there is no clear indication that Shiite, Kurdish and Sunni negotiators are any closer to resolution on the draft. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack indicated that while an additional extension may be technically possible under Iraq's Transitional Administrative Law [text], further delay may be politically unwise, and not acceptable to the Iraqi people. AFP has more.



 

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