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Iraq Pays Another $1bn Compensation to Kuwait

The United Nations Compensation Commission has made available $1.03 billion to the Government of the State of Kuwait towards the Commission’s remaining claim with an outstanding award balance. The United Nations Compensation Commission was established in 1991 in accordance with Security Council resolutions 687 (1991) and 692 (1991) to process claims and pay compensation for […]

Ban Ki-moon Holds Talks in Baghdad

Prime Minister Nori al Maliki on January 13, 2014 chaired the official talks between the Iraqi government and the United Nations represented by its Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, with the presence of Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Minister of Human Rights and the Acting Ministers of Defense. The Prime Minister praised the role that the United […]

Iraq in 2014 …

By Padraig O’Hannelly. As we start another year, the focus of media attention has been, understandably, on Iraq’s increasingly difficult security situation. But as always, there is more to the story. For example, professional services firm PwC has said its Iraqi business has grown by 30 percent over the past year; the government has just […]

Iraqi-Kuwaiti Talks in New York

By John Lee. Vice-President of the Republic Dr. Khudair Alkhozai and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Hoshyar Zebari met His Highness Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on the sidelines of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly […]

Foreign Minister Discusses Chapter VII with UN

Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari has discussed Iraq’s relations with the United Nations and its assistance mission in Iraq (UNAMI) with Deputy Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman. During the meeting, the two sides discussed the UNAMI activities in Iraq and the Iraqi government’s keenness on facilitating UNAMI’s work. The Minister expressed the government’s appreciation for […]

Dialogue on Contentious Oil Issues in Iraq

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Mr Jiyad is an independent development consultant, scholar and Associate with Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES), London. He was formerly a senior economist with the Iraq National Oil Company and Iraq’s Ministry of Oil, Chief Expert for the Council of Ministers, Director at the Ministry of Trade, and International Specialist […]

What will Chapter VII Mean for You?

As was widely anticipated, the United Nations Security Council unanimously agreed last week to move several outstanding issues between Iraq and Kuwait from Chapter VII to Chapter VI of the UN Charter. This effective normalisation of relations between Iraq and Kuwait has been broadly welcomed, with statements from US Secretary of State John Kerry and […]

Iraq Participates in International Nuclear Conference

Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, headed Iraq’s delegation to the international conference on nuclear security (strengthening international efforts) currently being held in Vienna. The Minister gave Iraq’s speech at the conference, highlighting Iraq’s international obligations, laws and legislation issued on disarmament and non-proliferation, stressing the importance of strengthening the joint international cooperation frameworks to face up […]

John Kerry Comments on Chapter VII

Statement by Secretary Kerry: UN Security Council Decision to Transfer Chapter VII Mandate to the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq: The United States congratulates the Governments of Iraq and Kuwait on successfully resolving key bilateral and international issues over the past year, which helped result in today’s milestone decision by the UN Security Council. It’s […]

Chapter VII: Iraq to Restore Arms Industry?

By John Lee. Modhir al-Janabi, a member of the parliament Security and Defense Committee, has said the lifting of UN Chapter VII sanctions on Iraq provides an opportunity to restore the country’s ability to manufacture weapons. He told AIN: “After being relieved from the UN sanctions, Iraq can renew this industry to manufacture weapons which […]

Iraq Exits Chapter VII … Partially

By John Lee. The U.N. Security Council unanimously agreed today (Thursday) to move several outstanding issues between Iraq and Kuwait from Chapter VII to Chapter VI of the UN Charter, reports Reuters. Chapter VII allows the Security Council to authorize actions ranging from sanctions to military intervention if states do not abide by council demands, […]