“There is a serious US desire to annul provisions of UN’s chapter VII over Iraq,” Maliki told Alsumaria TV during an interview and pointed that the multi-faceted Kuwaiti issue is delaying the process.
“Iraqi forces’ entry to Kuwait resulted in some dues,” Maliki explained adding that some dues are real such as the burning of wells, oil, and the missing people, while others are international decisions. “Such dues require fast solutions especially compensations paid by Iraq that amount 5% of oil production,” he advanced stressing that this is a huge amount out of which Iraq paid 30 billion dollars with 20 others left to pay.
“Some Kuwaiti demands are unrealistic especially those regarding its archive and remains of people killed during the invasion,” Maliki argued. “If we had Kuwait’s archive we would have handed it over, it is useless to keep it or to keep innocent people’s remains if we have them,” he uttered.
The Council of Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations announced, on November 24, that Iraqi government is ready to give Kuwait a part of its archive lost in 1991. Iraq is seriously searching for Kuwaiti properties lost following former Iraqi regime’s downfall, the council revealed.
“Kuwait should bear a part of the responsibility for Saddam Hussein’s adventures,” Maliki called pointing out that the only issue to be solved is about water frontiers especially Mubarak Port. “We are determined to solve these issues which would be on the agenda of my next visit to Kuwait,” he concluded.
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