No 36


The Political Scene (8 September 2003)

The assassination of Ayatollah Muhammad Baqir al-Hakim has removed a moderating influence from the Iraqi political arena. As the violence continues in Iraq, the US has made an ideological U turn and is seeking the intervention of the UN, as well as military assistance from Turkey.

Hakim Assassinated

The assassination of the most prominent Shia politician in Iraq, Ayatollah Muhammad Baqir al-Hakim, the head of the Supreme...