No 07


The Political Scene (16 February 2004)

The UN mission in Iraq to investigate the feasibility of direct elections has strongly endorsed the principle of holding them, albeit with reservations as to timing. The latest confrontation between Iranian reformists and conservatives has ended in victory for the latter.

UN Mission Endorses Elections

It does not look as if the UN mission sent to Iraq by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on 7 February to investigate the...