The United Nations voted unanimously to remove Iraq from Chapter VII-Maliki: U.N. removed the biggest obstacle Iraq faced

The United Nations voted unanimously to remove Iraq from Chapter VII-Maliki: U.N. removed the biggest obstacle Iraq faced


chap 7

Maliki: Iraq was removed from the biggest obstacle to the restoration of its role in the region and the world

UN Security Council voted unanimously on Thursday, the decision to remove Iraq from Chapter VII and entered in the sixth, ending the measures provided for in certain paragraphs of the international resolutions, including 686 and 687 and adopted by the Council in in 1991 following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.

urges Chapter VI Member States to resolve any conflicts by peaceful means, rather than Chapter VII. represent step support politically important for Baghdad, which is struggling to regain its international status after the success of the invasion of Iraq led by the United States in 2003 to overthrow Saddam. The Council’s decision to “the importance of restoration of Iraq’s international status equivalent to what he enjoyed before 1990″, the Gulf War, which led the United States an international coalition to expel Iraq from Kuwait in 1991.

said Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said after the vote “This is a new beginning for relations between our two countries neighboring brotherly countries, “adding,” It is an example for other countries to solve their disputes and differences through peaceful means. “

For his part, welcomed Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to Security Council resolution for Iraq would emerge from Chapter VII of the UN Charter, which describes the Iraqi government as a “represents the last hurdle external front to restore sovereignty full. “

Maliki said in a speech on the occasion of the Security Council resolution, “I congratulate all the Iraqi people in this historic day which saw the withdrawal of Iraq from the international sanctions of the provisions of Chapter VII.”

Maliki said that “Iraq has removed the biggest obstacle to restoring its role in the region and the world . “

Maliki stressed in his speech that Iraq would put all its potential “in order to encourage moderation in the region and cooperation with all peoples, because of political tension phenomenal in the region can not get out of it further escalation because it will put us in the circle of chaos and the state of instability.”

Diplomats say issues only related to the invasion of Iraq to Kuwait, which is still under Chapter VII is an arms embargo and push Baghdad to $ 52 billion dollars in compensation to Kuwait.

Iraq is still owed ​​eleven billion dollars predicted by Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari to come out of the country from the provisions of Chapter VII in the final after full payment Compensation remainder of Kuwait by the year 2015, stressing that Iraq is committed to Order has been paid about 41 billion approximately, remains about $ 11 billion, noting that Iraq was able to cancel the majority of decisions issued against him and became has freedom of movement and disposition money and transactions and returned Iraq to its natural state.

paid Iraq 5 percent of the total oil revenues to Kuwait under the compensation established by the United Nations for the damage to Kuwait due to the Iraqi invasion of August 1990 to February 1991.

diplomats say that there are still a range of issues related to Chapter VII imposed on Baghdad after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003 including freeze and recover assets due to the reign of that system.

the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, the Security Council recommended subjecting controversial issue only humanitarian remaining between Iraq and Kuwait to Section VI of the UN Charter, instead of Chapter VII.

also called that the United Nations Mission in Iraq take responsibility for facilitating the search for missing Kuwaitis or their remains, archives and property Kuwait lost.

Kuwait had opposed for years to remove Iraq from Chapter VII because of differences over borders and Disappeared Persons, property and other issues, but most of these issues and found their way to the solution recently.

said Moon in a report to the Security Council “has shown governments Iraqi and Kuwaiti great deal of responsibility and respect for the interests of the other party and that Ptouselhma arrangements acceptable and mutually beneficial.”

and allows Chapter VII of the Security Council leave punitive measures ranging from economic sanctions to military intervention if did not respond to the State concerned to the demands of the Council.

The Step Council that support politically important for Baghdad, which is struggling to regain its international status, after more than two decades to start Ai hindsight under Chapter VII and the economic sanctions that resulted from it.

across hundreds of Iraqi citizens cheer the exit of Iraq from Chapter VII and celebrated in the capital Baghdad and other cities Iraqi processions of cars, at the time, which was launched fireworks to mark the occasion.