Middle East Economic Survey


No 34


Political Comment (23 August 2010)

Ayad 'Allawis Iraqiya group has halted talks with Nuri al-Malikis State of Law bloc over plans to form a joint government in Iraq, and is instead courting the supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr. Former US envoy to the UN John Bolton announced that Israel had only eight days if it wanted to take out Irans Bushehr nuclear plant, before the loading of fuel rods into the reactor made an attack too dangerous.