Iraqi opposition leaders meeting in London continue efforts to devise an interim administration in Baghdad, in the event a U-S-led invasion topples Saddam Hussein.
Talks on Sunday are focusing on a committee of up to 50 members that would present a united front of Iraqi leaders to the world. However, debate continues as the two-day conference enters its final hours on who should get seats and leadership positions on the new committee.
Kurdish leader Hoshyar Zebari says the coordinating committee should include representatives from all political, ethnic and religious groups, and should not favor any particular Iraqi region.
A spokesman for an Iran-based Shiite Muslim group says the coordinating committee will not be a government-in-exile. Hamid Baiti told reporters that Iraq's future government must not be established outside the country and imposed on the Iraqi people.
Delegates say they want agreement on a plan to quickly install an Iraqi-run administration. There is widespread belief that the Iraqi people will oppose foreign military occupation or imposition of an American caretaker government before transition to self-rule.