Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 36

3-September-2007

Political Comment (3 September 2007)

It is unclear how far Iraqs Sunnis are committed to the political agreement announced in Baghdad on 26 August. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki continues to be the target of international criticism. Muqtada al-Sadr has suspended the activities of his Mahdi Army militia following clashes in Karbala. President Bush has been talking tough about Iran. And Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas would like...