According to a report from Associated Press, Iraq’s Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari (pictured) says that a dispute over a planned Kuwaiti port has been resolved, and that the facility will not disrupt Iraqi shipping in the Persian Gulf.
The minister said that a technical review showed that the Mubarak port on Boubiyan Island “won’t affect our navigation,” as had been feared.
In an interview late on Sunday, Zebari said the review “removed the fears of the Mubarak port.”
The Construction of the facility off Kuwait’s coast raised new tensions between the two nations this summer.
Iraq initially objected to the port and feared the country would be cut off from the lucrative Gulf shipping trade just as it regains its economic footing.
(Source: Associated Press)