Middle East Economic Survey


No 24


Political Comment (13 June 2005)

The conference of Syrias ruling Bath party turned out to be less exciting than billed. The Iraqis are trying to find a formula for the participation of the countrys Sunnis in the committee that is supposed to be drafting a constitution. Pro-Syrian Shia parties have swept the second round of the Lebanese elections. In Iran presidential frontrunner Hashemi Rafsanjani has again called for détente with the US....