Iraq's Parliament Delays Vote on U.S. Pact

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Baghdad (AP) Iraq's parliament speaker says a vote on a proposed security agreement with the United States has been delayed until Thursday.

Speaker Mahmoud Al-Mashhadani's announcement came after a planned session to hold the vote did not go through Wednesday.

Intense deal making among Iraqi factions delayed the vote. The Shiite-led government is struggling to meet demands of factions including a Sunni Arab bloc seeking concessions in return for its support.

Under the agreement, U.S. Forces would stay in Iraq through 2011.

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