Kuwait wants to discuss with Iraq reparation of remaining compensations
The State of Kuwait announced yesterday desire and readiness to start consultations with Iraq over the reparation of the remaining compensations of Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait, estimated at $4.6 billion. Addressing the 81st session of the UN Compensation Commission (UNCC), Chairman of the Public Authority for Assessment of Compensation (PAAC) Khaled Al-Mudhaf said that Kuwait is ready to discuss the issue with Iraq under the aegis of the UNCC.
Mudhaf stressed Kuwait’s readiness to offer technical support to Iraq through the UNCC regarding claims submitted to the Iraqi judiciary to help close this dossier once and for all. He pointed out that Kuwait has previously agreed on two requests from Iraq to postpose the payment of the remaining compensations till January 2018, with no effect whatsoever on the UNSC resolutions, as it was clarified in the official letter sent by Kuwait’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled AlHamad Al-Sabah to Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari. He expressed appreciation of the role played by the UNCC and its activities to coordinate between both sides. The UNCC is a subsidiary organ of the United Nations Security Council. It was established in accordance with Security Council resolutions 687 and 692 to process claims and pay compensation for direct losses and damage suffered by individuals, corporations, Governments and international organizations as a direct result of Iraq’s unlawful invasion and occupation of Kuwait. — KUNA