Middle East Economic Survey


No 47


Political Comment (24 November 2008)

Iraqs cabinet has finally approved the status of forces (SOFA) agreement with the US, which must now be passed by the Majlis.

Iraqi Cabinet Approves SOFA

With the approval by the Iraqi cabinet of the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the US on 16 November, it would appear that the protracted negotiations on replacing the Americans UN mandate which expires at the end of the year have finally arrived at...