Iraq heading out of Chapter VII; Financial, Trade, & Economic relations can be restored

Iraq heading out of Chapter VII; Financial, Trade, & Economic relations can be restored


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Secretary-General of the United Nations headquarters improved relations between the two countries, calling for an end to the risk of sanctions still threatens Iraq since the invasion of Kuwait.

Sanctions prevent Baghdad from the disposition of funds

New York – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki – moon Tuesday the UN Security Council to remove Iraq from Chapter VII and put an end to the threat of sanctions which still threatens Iraq since it invaded Kuwait in 1990, due to the improvement in relations between the two countries.

Last Thursday, informed the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki – moon from Kuwait and Iraq that the latter has carried out its obligations internationalism over the neighboring country paving the way towards the exit from Chapter VII.

And being touched in a report to the Security Council to the negotiations between the two countries on the stage that followed the invasion, it was considered that the two countries have reached the “new level of confidence and opened a new chapter” in their relations.

Accordingly, the request of the Security Council terminate the threat of sanctions or the use of force under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, the Council to discuss this issue next week.

It was Saddam Hussein’s army occupied Kuwait for seven months from August 1990 to February 1991 by an international coalition that expelled.

Following the invasion, the situation in Iraq under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, which is what made him later subjected to international sanctions and cut economic links to the whole world through rail, sea, air, postal, and others. Also subjected to successive wars began liberation of Kuwait, and ended after more than a decade, the occupation of Iraq and the overthrow of the regime of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

And holds the item Seventh famous address “take actions in cases of threats, breaches of the peace was signed aggression.” This item is divided in turn into substances the most important of Article 42, which authorizes the Security Council to take “action by air, sea and land as may be necessary for the maintenance of peace and international security, may be dealing with these acts blockade and air operations and maritime.”

And now Iraq continues to suffer from the Department of tough UN sanctions still limit its ability to act in the financial revenues and to develop trade and economic relations together with all countries of the world.

And pushed Iraq to Kuwait about $ 30 billion in compensation for the war out of 41 billion payable upon to be completed repaid at the end of 2015.

Baghdad now are paid five percent of its oil and gas revenues to the Fund of the United Nations that the payment of compensation.

The countries took measures in recent months to address their differences on general aviation companies and restoration of monuments border.

Kuwait continues to ask about the fate of 600 of its citizens who went missing during the conflict and calls for the restoration of a section of the national archives.

In a letter to the United Nations, Wade and Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah proposal that, according to the report cited.

And acknowledged that the issue of missing Kuwaitis “still hurts families” concerned, but stressed that the Iraqi government has made “commendable effort” to address them.

He said the Secretary-General of the United Nations, saying, “If the Council adopted my recommendations, Iraq will no longer be covered by Chapter VII in relation to this file and will be an additional step towards the restoration of the former international stature.”

In this case, the responsibility to search for the missing Kuwaitis and the National Archives will be transferred to the UN mission in Iraq.

He said Sabah, who is also Deputy Prime Minister of Kuwait last Wednesday in Baghdad that his country had agreed with Iraq “on the understandings of the transfer of responsibility for the remains of prisoners of war and missing persons and Kuwaiti archives of the Special Representative in the framework of Chapter VII to the responsibility of the UN mission in the framework of Section VI and this has been communicated to the Secretary-General United Nations. “