Iraq and the Sovereignty Issue NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Hurst Hannum, Professor of International Law at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. Hannum talks about the definition of sovereignty, and what it means in the context for turning power over to Iraq. He says the United States is an occupying power, so we are not turning sovereignty over. The best term, he says, is "creating partial sovereignty in Iraq after May 31."
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NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Hurst Hannum, Professor of International Law at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. Hannum talks about the definition of sovereignty, and what it means in the context for turning power over to Iraq. He says the United States is an occupying power, so we are not turning sovereignty over. The best term, he says, is "creating partial sovereignty in Iraq after May 31."