The major points of the agreement, based on press reports, are as follows:
• The Iraqi government and the Mahdi Army would observe a four-day cease-fire. • At the end of the cease-fire, Iraqi forces would be allowed to enter Sadr City and conduct arrests if warrants have been issued, or if the Mahdi Army is in possession of medium or heavy weapons (rocket-propelled grenades, rockets, mortars). • The Mahdi Army and the Sadrist bloc must recognize the Iraqi government has control over the security situation and has the authority to move security forces to impose the law. • The Mahdi Army would end all attacks, including mortar and rockets strikes against the International Zone. • The Mahdi Army must clear Sadr City of roadside bombs. • The Mahdi Army must close all "illegal courthouses." • The Iraqi government would reopen the entrances to Sadr City. • The Iraqi government would provide humanitarian aid to the residents of Sadr City.