Sunday, August 14, 2005

No final agreement on Iraq constitution draft

Baghdad, Aug 14 (DPA) Iraq's constitution writing committee Sunday worked to come to a final agreement on a draft document as Kurds took to the streets to urge their representatives to ensure their demands were met in the new document.Iraqi National Assembly Speaker Hajim al-Hassani's said in a press release Sunday that no final agreement had been made on the constitution as the 71-member drafting committee continued to put in long hours to meet the Monday deadline for submitting the document to parliament.Several hundred Kurds took to the streets in protests to urge the committee to integrate into the draft their demands for federalism and the inclusion of several cities - including oil-rich Kirkuk - in an area under their control.