Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is accusing U.S. troops of violating the security agreement between the two countries after a raid in Wasit province Sunday that left two people dead, Iraqi State TV reported.
About 2,000 protesters took to the streets of Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit on Sunday, defying the government's curfew to support of Hussein, while in other Iraqi towns residents celebrated the former dictator's death penalty sentence.
Gen. John Abizaid, the head of U.S. Central Command, arrived Friday in Washington for meetings with President Bush, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq.
Another self-imposed deadline for resolving differences over the Iraqi constitution passed early Saturday without an agreement. But Shia and Kurd lawmakers have agreed on a "deal in principle" that would delay a decision on federalism, the Iraqi National Assembly speaker told CNN.