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Sunni group continues opposition to Iraq constitution

[JURIST] The Association of Muslim Scholars [Global Security backgrounder] on Thursday urged Iraqis to reject the draft Iraqi constitution [JURIST news archive; JURIST document] when it comes up for referendum on October 15 [IECI fact sheet, PDF]. A spokesman for the influential Sunni group asserted that even with the Iraqi government's latest agreement [JURIST report] intended to win Sunni support, the draft constitution still risked a breakup of the country. He added that no document drafted while American forces still occupied the country should be legitimate. The New York Times has more.

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