Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LII

No 10

9-Mar-2009

IRAQ

Shahristani Criticized At Baghdad Oil Forum

A three-day meeting in Baghdad at the end of February, bringing together Iraqi Ministry of Oil personnel, politicians and Iraqi oil experts, produced as expected a wide range of criticism and substantive recommendations (MEES, 9 February). While most recommendations were valid in their own right, if implemented they would undercut the ministrys authority and have the potential, even if...