Iraq committed to international obligations towards Kuwait, Zebari

4/29/2012 7:03 PM
Iraq committed to international obligations towards Kuwait, Zebari
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Foreign minister Hoshiar Zebari confirmed Iraqi commitment to all international obligations that will enhance relations with Kuwait in all field, as well as reaching just solutions to pending questions, according to KUNA.
Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA) quoted Zebari, during his meeting with a Kuwaiti media delegation, as saying that the joint Iraqi –Kuwaiti committee will meet in Baghdad today to discuss all pending questions between the two countries.
He pointed out that media escalation will affect the interests of both countries, stressing that Iraq has some obligations according to UN Chapter VII, irrespective who governs the country.
“Iraq has no choice but to abide by UN resolutions because they are connected with the country, not the ruler”, he elaborated.
Zebari disclosed that Iraq was governed by about 70 international resolutions connected to mass destruction weapons, war compensations, oil for food and others, “but Iraq, by the end of 2010, managed to release itself from three main resolutions that freed the country from tens under the power of UN Chapter VII.
“The remaining resolutions on Kuwaiti issue are the demarcation of the border lines, 833 resolution, prisoners of war, properties, archives and the compensations”, he added.
Zebari said that the attendance of Emir of Kuwait the Arab Summit in Baghdad occupies high estimation by Iraqi president Jalal Talabani, premier Nouri al-Maliki, Iraqi government and people.
He stressed Iraqi abidance and respect to Kuwaiti borders as stipulated by UN Security Council’s resolution, as well as other financial obligations.
Commenting on Moharak Port, Zebari said that “Iraq does not object building the port, since it is on Kuwait soil, but we need a guarantee that it will not harm Iraqi interests, ports and economy”.
Zebari expressed Iraqi readiness to cooperate with the Kuwaiti authorities in the search of the missing Kuwaitis.
Regarding war compensations, he disclosed that only 17 billion dollars are remaining, but there are opportunities to invest them in Iraq.