Sunnis End Boycott of Iraqi Politics

(Washington Post) Ellen Knickmeyer and Naseer Nouri - More than 1,000 Sunni Arab clerics, political leaders, and tribal heads ended their two-year boycott of politics in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq on Saturday, uniting in a Sunni bloc that they said would help draft the country's new constitution and compete in elections. The Sunni leaders called for "liberating'' Iraq from U.S.-led forces "by all legal means.'' The statement condemned "all terrorist acts that target civilians, no matter the reason,'' but said, "resisting the occupier is a legitimate right.''

2005-05-23 00:00:00

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