Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LIV

No 33

15-Aug-2011

Political Comment (15 August 2011)

In a damaging blow to Syria's increasingly beleaguered President Bashar al-Asad, King 'Abd Allah of Saudi Arabia has publicly denounced events on Syria as unacceptable and recalled the Saudi ambassador from Damascus. Kuwait and Bahrain followed suit, and Turkey sent Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to Damascus to emphasize the urgent need for reforms, while the US wants to see further...