Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 34

20-August-2007

Political Comment (20 August 2007)

Maliki And Kurds Formalize Alliance

On 12 August Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced that he had invited major political leaders reportedly President Jalal Talabani, Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, Shia Vice President Adil Abd al-Mahdi and the president of the Kurdish regional government, Masud Barzani to a summit meeting to try to resolve the current political impasse in Baghdad, and that...