BAGHDAD, July 27 (Xinhuanet) -- US Defence Secretary
Donald Rumsfeld urged Iraqis to finish drafting a new constitution without delay
as he arrived in Baghdad on a surprise visit on Wednesday.
"We don't want any delays," Rumsfeld told reporters
on the flight to Iraq from Tajikistan. "Now's the time to get on with it."
The constitution drafters can call a six month
extension on Aug.1 if they can not complete the charter before an Aug. 15
However, the constitution committee chairman Humam
Hamoudi has said the draft will be finished on time.
Rumsfeld will hold talks with Iraqi leaders and US
commanders during his stay. Enditem