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Iraq Council to Try Again on Constitution

Iraq's governing council says it will reconvene Monday in a bid to resolve a dispute over a proposed interim constitution. A signing ceremony was canceled Friday when five Shia members of the U.S.-appointed council proposed last-minute changes to a draft that had been agreed upon days earlier. The flap is said to reflect deep divisions between Iraq's Shia and Kurdish leadership. Hear NPR's Ivan Watson.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.