British say will help Iraq emerge from CH VII only if all obligations are satisfied; See significant improvement

London: Hashemi issue tracking to appeal and emerge from Chapter VII depends on the commitment of Iraq and Kuwait

13/09/2012 – 11:23

The British government, on Thursday, that the issue of Vice President sentenced to death in absentia Tareq al-Hashemi track appeal mechanisms and discrimination and also related to bilateral relations between Iraq and Turkey, as pointed out that Iraq would emerge from Chapter VII only depends on the degree of fulfillment of obligations.

He said British Foreign Secretary William Hague in a joint press conference today in Baghdad with his Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari, and attended “Alsumaria News”, “issue of Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi judicial and belonging to appeal mechanisms and discrimination”, noting that “this issue has nothing also bilateral relations between Iraq and Turkey. “

The Central Criminal Court in Baghdad issued, (9 September 2012) two death by hanging until death against Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, who currently resides in Turkey and his chief Ahmed Qahtan convicted issues “terrorist.”

As Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a press statement, (11 September 2012), that Turkey will not hand over al-Hashemi said, adding that Hashemi can stay in Turkey long wanted.

In another matter Haig explained that “help Britain out of Iraq from Chapter VII will be effective only if Iraq and Kuwait بالإيفاء their obligations,” he said, adding that “our position then it would be supportive of the progress in this matter.”

The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon stressed, in (July 13, 2012) that the Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations have seen significant improvement, calling them of to maintain and resolve outstanding issues and normalize their relations completely, as pointed out the organization’s commitment UN provide the necessary support to facilitate the exit Iraq of Chapter VII.

Iraq has been under since 1990 with Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, which imposed after the invasion regime of former President Saddam Hussein of Kuwait in August of the same year, and this item allows the use of force against Iraq as a threat to international security, as well as freezing of large amounts of its assets financial in international banks to pay compensation to those affected by the invasion.

And witnessing Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations are positive developments as it announced Kuwaiti Ambassador in Iraq to the insured in the April 30, 2012 that his country will open soon consulates in the cities of Erbil and Basra as well as the offices of the embassy in the number of Iraqi provinces, and confirmed that the Kuwaiti side that touches the seriousness of the Iraqi government to close outstanding issues between the two countries since the nineties of the last century.

The Ministerial Committee Iraqi-Kuwaiti joint had met in Baghdad on April 29, 2012 and Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari timely signing of a protocol with Kuwait to regulate navigation in the Khor Abdullah, stressing that Iraq will sign several protocols with Kuwait during the visit of Prime Minister of Kuwait Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to Iraq in the last quarter of the current year, as pointed out that the third session of the Joint Ministerial Committee will be held in Kuwait in March 2013.

The ministerial committee was formed Iraqi-Kuwaiti joint in the 12 of January 2011, to resolve the outstanding issues between Iraq and Kuwait, according to international resolutions, having held its first meeting in the 27 March 2011, talks in Kuwait to resolve the outstanding issues between the two parties.

As a result of the improvement in relations agreed Kuwait with Iraq to shed compensations for Kuwait Airways that is created Khtok joint air worth the amount of compensation, which amounted to about $ 300 million, also re-Kuwait flights to Iraq, where landed at the airport in Najaf in (April 17, 2012 ), the first Kuwaiti aircraft after 22 years on the last trip to Iraq, while confirming the company (airline) it will be two trips a week to the airport can be increased, as well as other trips to the rest of the airports in the country.

Also led the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to Kuwait (14 March 2012) to the agreement the two parties on the maintenance of border markers, and lay the foundations and frameworks common resolve all files, timetables short, while Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, who accompanied Maliki on the trip to what has been agreed it is significant progress with regard to the exit of Iraq from Chapter VII.