Iraqi Council Signs Interim Constitution
Iraq's governing council signs an interim constitution, a key step in U.S. plans to surrender sovereignty on June 30. The law establishes a federated state where Islam is the official religion and women are assured a political role. The signing had been delayed by deadly bombings at Shiite shrines and last-minute objections from Shiite members of the council. Hear NPR's Ivan Watson.
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