Shia, Kurdish Iraqi leaders meet
The LA Times reports that top leaders from SCIRI and the Kurdish Democratic Party met on 5 June 03 in Najaf to discuss the US occupational authority's new plan to handpick Iraqi "representatives". Unsurprisingly, they aren't pleased with the idea:
"We want an elected administration, not an imposed one," said Abdelaziz Hakim, the brother of Shiite leader Mohammed Bakr Hakim, the host of Kurdish chief Massoud Barzani in this city considered holy by Iraq's Shiite majority.

He warned that "many problems would be caused" if the occupation authorities pressed ahead with a nonelected council in the face of opposition by Iraqi political parties.
Both SCIRI and the KDP were to meet with Bremer on Friday.

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