Middle East Economic Survey


No 51/52


The Political Scene (20/27 December 2004)

Iraqs defense minister has accused Iran and Syria of fostering the current violence in the country, but the Americans seem less sure. Jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghuti has withdrawn from the Palestinian presidential race.

Sha'lan Accuses Iran And Syria

Iraq passed another milestone on the road towards the scheduled elections on 30 January as 6,400 candidates on 100 lists put forward...