Middle East Economic Survey


No 14


Political Comment (4 April 2005)

The UN mission sent to Lebanon in the wake of the Hariri assassination has harshly criticized the actions of the Syrian and Lebanese authorities and called for an international commission to be formed to investigate the attack. Attempts to form a new Lebanese government are foundering as the Syrians tell the UN they will complete their withdrawal before the parliamentary elections in May. The Iraqis, too,...