Boys run past burning tires set up by Iraqi protesters during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq, November 26.
Alaa al-Marjani | Reuters
The resignation of Iraq’s prime minister helped trigger a drop in oil prices, but analysts say that may not be the right response by investors, as Iraq’s future may have just become even more uncertain.
Iraq is the second-largest oil producer in OPEC, with output nearing 5 million barrels a day, and analysts had said that anti-government protests in the country could ultimately impact oil exports if they continued.
Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi announced his resignation Friday after the country’s top cleric criticized the government following…