Sunni Arab leaders who suspended participation in drafting Iraq’s new constitution after one of their negotiators was assassinated made clear Monday that they would return to the talks, most likely today, after receiving assurances from Iraqi and U.S. officials. Key to their return was the assurance that the government would pay for security guards for Sunni delegates, as it does for members of the National Assembly, even though the Sunni delegates are not elected Assembly members. A second factor was the agreement to have the Iraqi judiciary investigate the killings with the participation of a Sunni observer. Full Story
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