UN: the end of the problem of the demarcation of the Iraq-Kuwait border
UN: the end of the problem of the demarcation of the Iraq-Kuwait border and call for the establishment of a belt reduces dust storms
Published on Friday, 29 March / March 2013 16:00 | Written by: Ok
BAGHDAD / obelisk: the governor of Basra Khalaf Abdul Samad and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the Organization of the United Nations in Iraq Martin Kobler for resolving the issue of the demarcation of the land border between Iraq and Kuwait, while calling behind to accelerate to rid Iraq of Chapter VII.
Khalaf said in a statement after meeting in Basra, Martin Kobler got “obelisk”, a copy of which, “The homes of the three that were hampering install demarcation between Iraq and Kuwait have been demolished by the residents,” explaining that “families of the three have been allocated financial compensation to enable them to provide alternative accommodation to ensure a decent life while building a residential complex for those affected by the demarcation of the border. ”
Khalaf noted that “the demolition of three houses in the Umm Qasr area means to resolve the issue of the demarcation of the land border between the two countries, in the light of hope from the United Nations to expedite remove Iraq from Chapter VII.”
For his part, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Martin Kobler, “The only problem was hampering resolve the issue of the border between Iraq and Kuwait Iraq was able to solve,” he said, adding “this occasion to thank the Iraqi families that evacuated their homes in order to end the problem “.
The Kubler that “difficult for those families to leave their homes, which were live, but they sacrificed for Iraq, and facilitated it out of Chapter VII,” pointing out that “the relations between Iraq and Kuwait have seen many developments in the recent period, but the most important is to solve the problem of the border, which was worry the Kuwaiti side. ”
On the other hand, now called the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the Organization of the United Nations in Iraq to “create a green belt along the land border between Iraq and Kuwait to reduce dust storms, while the local government proposed project financing in the province of Kuwaiti reparations.”
And between Kubler that “the United Nations confirms the importance of this project because it will reduce the dust storms that abounded in recent years,” noting that “Iraq has witnessed during 2006 and 2007 a little dust storms, and was blowing in certain seasons, but they have become occur four times , but this must combine their efforts to develop a quick solutions. ”
Kobler pointed out that “the United Nations organization that works extensively with the governments of Iran and the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Iraq in order to reduce dust storms that result in major economic loss, as they sometimes lead to the closure of roads, airports, and cause diseases.”
For his part, said the governor of Basra said that “planting the border between Iraq and Kuwait is one of the necessities, and can contribute to the project to improve the environment of Iraq and neighboring countries,” adding that “the former regime destroyed the environment in southern Iraq when a cut palm trees and dry areas of the marsh” .
The governor pointed out that “the project of establishing the Green Belt boundary can be implemented with funding from the remaining Kuwaiti reparations owed by Iraq in the light of the agreement between the Iraqi and Kuwaiti governments.”
It is noteworthy that the UN Security Council issued in 1993 Resolution No. 833 which provides for the demarcation of the border between Kuwait and Iraq, and the extended length of about 216 km, and led the implementation of resolution partially depending on the decisions of the convention tent Safwan agreed by the regime of Saddam Hussein in 1991 to deduct large swathes of Iraqi territory and annexed to Kuwaiti territory, so I crawled Kuwaiti border on dozens of homes and farms Iraqi hand Safwan, and the residential area was located in the area of Umm Qasr has become since the mid-nineties is the whole within the State of Kuwait and that the government destroyed the area fully to make way for border forces to exercise work unhindered and long demolition of dozens of homes and an elementary school and a mosque, a popular market.