Middle East Economic Survey


No 35


Political Comment (31 August 2009)

Former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has called for "the observance of the guidelines" set by Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Iraq's ruling coalition has broken up. Baghdad is now blaming Syria for last week's deadly bomb attacks in Baghdad. Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has unveiled a new plan to build the institutions of a Palestinian state.

Rafsanjani Backs Khamenei...