Middle East Economic Survey


No 22


Political Comment (30 May 2005)

Pushed to the limit, the Syrians have decided to halt military and intelligence cooperation with the US. Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas appears to have achieved little during his visit to Washington. In Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei has forced the Guardians Council to reverse itself and allow reformists to contest next months presidential election. The saga of Irans seemingly interminable nuclear negotiations...