Translation from the Arabic text of the response by the Office of Ayatullah Seestani to a question on Iraq's interim constitution:
In The Name of Allah, The Merciful, The Most Merciful
The Office of Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Seestani (long may he live)
Assalamu alaikum warhamatullah wabarakatoh
What is the position of our dear Marja and Sayyid vis-à-vis Iraq's interim constitution for the transition period ?
A Group of Believers16 Muharram 1425
In the Name of The Almighty
His Eminence has previously clarified his reservations regarding the 15th of November accord that; any law drafted for the transition period will not gain legitimacy unless approved by the elected national assembly. In addition, this law places obstacles in reaching a permanent constitution for the country that preserves its unity and the rights of its people from all ethnicities and sects.
Office of Ayatullah Seestani - Najaf16 Muharram 1425 A.H.(8 March 2004 A.D.)
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