Leaks about the agreement centered on Iraqi debt-for-Kuwaiti border

Wednesday, March 14 / March 2012 19:55

Twilight News / diplomatic sources Iraq, Wednesday, for that Kuwait agreed with the Iraqi side to drop all the debt owed ​​by Iraq in return for Iraq's agreement on the demarcation of the border with Kuwait in accordance with the resolutions of the United Nations, stating that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will sign this agreement officially during his visit of Kuwait, and then submit it to parliament for approval.

The diplomatic sources who declined to give herself to the sensitivity of the issue in a press statement received for the "Twilight News" that "both Iraq and Kuwait agreed in recent weeks that the fall of Kuwait all the debts owed ​​by Iraq, but compensation for that admits Iraq Kuwait's borders according to UN Resolution 883 for the year 1993, in addition to the recognition of places of border markers have been erected between the two countries. "

She added that "This agreement has been settled during the visit by Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari to Kuwait at the end of February."

It showed that "Zebari Kuwaiti officials to carry Iraqi initiative to cancel debt owed by Iraq, and Kuwait, which says it is more than $ 120 billion, compared with the consent of the Iraqi government on border demarcation and recognition marks the current border, and the granting of Kuwait investments in Iraq."

The sources pointed out that "the agreement also states that Kuwait is Iraq's debt to pay for Kuwaiti companies to contribute, such as oil tankers and cargo from its own account, on the topic to be put on the media that Iraq is a shot of that debt."

The sources pointed out that "the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is expected to arrive in Kuwait on an official visit today to sign this agreement, that passes through the Parliament to his parliamentary bloc for approval, and therefore the agreement is valid."

The sources said that "the agreement of Kuwait Iraqi did not address the issue of compensation as related to United Nations resolutions," indicating that "in the case showed Iraq a serious move in this agreement, the Kuwait recommendations will be a positive affinity Iraq with this file, including in the interest of Iraq and relieve him of the burden of those decisions. "

It is said that Prime Minister al-Maliki arrived in Kuwait at the head of a senior delegation including Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and financial Rafie al-Issawi and transport Hadi al-Amiri, Human Rights Mohammed Xiaa Sudan, to discuss outstanding issues between the two countries will also be a focus of debate between the Prime Minister and the State of Kuwait, including the demarcation of the border and compensation and debt owed by Iraq, and related issues of missing Kuwaitis, as well as opportunities for collaboration.

The UN Security Council issued Resolution No. 833 in 1993 and 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 as Iraqi officials that the demarcation of the border between the two countries were by force, and led to the deduction of land Iraq in terms of Safwan and Umm Qasr area, as well as reducing the area of ​​territorial waters.