A US-sponsored meeting is planned for 15 April in Baghdad of various Iraqi opposition groups to begin discussing the shape of a post-war political settlement. ‘We expect this to be the first in a series of regional meetings that will provide a forum for Iraqis to discuss their vision of the future and their ideas regarding the Iraqi Interim Authority,’ said State Department spokesman Richard Boucher. The Tehran-based Shia Muslim opposition group, the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (Sciri), said it would not attend as the shape of an interim administration should be decided solely by Iraqis and not under the tutelage of the US.