Othman: the timing of Maliki's visit to Kuwait and Iraq is not appropriate will be the biggest loser Tuesday 13 March 2012 12:43 GMT

Leader of the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahmoud Othman
Sumerian News / Baghdad
described the leader of the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahmoud Othman, Tuesday, the timing of the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to Kuwait as "inappropriate", as he emphasized that Iraq would be the biggest loser if he agreed to the demarcation of the border with Kuwait in exchange for dropping its debt. said Mahmoud Othman in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "The timing of the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to Kuwait is not appropriate," explaining that "al-Maliki will have to be a complacent face and resolute in solving the outstanding problems between the two countries because of the upcoming Arab summit."

The Kuwaiti diplomatic sources revealed, on Monday, (12 March 2012) that Kuwait agreed to drop all the debt owed ​​by Iraq for the latter's consent to the demarcation of the border with Kuwait in accordance with the resolutions of the United Nations, as pointed out that the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will sign this agreement formally during his upcoming visit on Wednesday to Kuwait, then submit it to parliament for approval. In this regard, Mark Osman said that "Iraq will be the biggest loser when his approval on the border with Kuwait, imposed upon him by the United Nations for write off its debts," and called for a "raise this issue in parliament after the withdrawal of Iraq from Chapter VII and the abolition of the compensation and debt, "and urged" the postponement of Maliki's visit to after the end of the summit and solve internal problems in the country. " and prepares Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to visit Kuwait on Wednesday or on Thursday, (15 March current , to visit Kuwait to discuss outstanding issues, including border demarcation and reparations and debts owed ​​by Iraq as well as opportunities for cooperation between the two countries, according to government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh. called the foreign ministers of the GCC countries, on 5 March current, Iraq to complete the implementation of international resolutions issued in favor of Kuwait , most notably the completion of the issue of maintenance of border markers in implementation of resolution 833.

The Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah announced on January 16, 2012, that the political leadership is keen to develop a road map to help Iraq implement its international obligations, and revealed the proposal Kuwaiti display on the side of Iraq that are invested part of the compensation in Iraq, and pointed out that Kuwait has entered with Iraq in a housing project to compensate for Iraqi farmers who had their property included within the Kuwaiti border when the border demarcation in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 833, was assigned to the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development in cooperation with A consulting offices world to develop scenarios for the project. It is noteworthy that the UN Security Council issued Resolution No. 833 in 1993, which provides for the demarcation of the border between Iraq and Kuwait, which has a length of 216 km through the formation of an international commission to demarcate the border between the two parties, which was rejected by the former regime of Saddam Hussein first, but it was approved by the end of 1994 following international pressure, Iraqi officials insist that the border demarcation between the two countries were by force, and led to the deduction of Iraqi territory in terms of Safwan and Umm Qasr area, as well as reducing the area of territorial waters.