Middle East Economic Survey


No 52



Bahr Al-'Ulum Calls On Government To Suspend Fuel Price Hikes

Iraqi Oil Minister Ibrahim Bahr al-'Ulum called on the government to suspend its decision to raise fuel prices amid widespread popular protests against the move. I am calling on the government to suspend the application of this decision, he said on 19 December, adding that he would resign if the government did not retract the decision. The previous day, the government...