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Min. of Transport: "We’ll Stop Iranian Planes"

Iraq’s Minister of Transport Hadi al-Amiri (pictured) talks to NIQASH about Iraq’s role in alleged Iranian weapons smuggling into Syria as well US spy drones over Iraq monitoring Iranian activities. “It’s a lie,” al-Amiri says. Al-Amiri also talks about how a recent visit to Iraq’s neighbour, Kuwait, could see Iraqi Airways flying again. And he […]

Gulf States Support Kuwait on Mubarak Port

The leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council said they support Kuwait in its dispute with Baghdad over the construction of the Mubarak port. The leaders declared at the conclusion of their regular summit in Riyadh that Mubarak port will ve established on Kuwaiti land and within its territorial waters as per the borders drawn by […]

Foreign Minister Zebari Denies Kuwaiti Bribes

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari denied allegations that he or his ministry had been bribed by Kuwait in order to settle the dispute over Kuwait's new Mubarak Port, according to a report from AKnews. Although Zebari stated that these allegations would not deserve a response, he labeled the allegations as "fabricated" and "defamatory". "The Ministry […]

Dr Ali al-Dabbagh Speaks with Iraq Business News

Minister Ali al-Dabbagh, Iraqi Government Spokesman, was interviewed by Padraig O'Hannelly for Iraq Business News at last week's Iraq Mining 2011 conference in London. In this first part of the interview, Dr al-Dabbagh discusses the controversial Mubarak port: Iraq Business News: Firstly, Dr Ali al-Dabbagh, thank you for agreeing to speak to us. I'd like […]

Oil, Power and Ports: Iraq and Kuwait Bicker Over Border Areas

According to lawmakers, the border area between Kuwait and Iraq should no longer be disputed territory. However Iraqi locals see it differently and accuse Kuwait of blocking their waterways, stealing their oil and teaching their children untruths about the area, according to this report from Niqash. As dusk falls along the southern borders that Iraq […]

Basra Blocks $500m Hyundai Deal Because of Kuwaiti Port

Officials in Basra have reportedly blocked a $500m power generation deal with Korea's Hyundai, because of the company's involvement with the controversial Mubarak Port in Kuwait. The project was due to be launched on Thursday. Ayad al-Amara, an official spokesman for Basra Governorate told AKnews that the Governorate has decided to stop work with all […]

Iraq May Refer Kuwait's New Port to UN

Al-Iraqiya television has reported that Iraq is threatening to take the case of Kuwait's Mubarak al-Kabir Port to the United Nations if the harbour violates its maritime rights. An Iraqi Technical Delegation, led by the government’s Advisor, Thamer al-Ghadban, reportedly arrived in Kuwait on Sunday for a 2-day official visit. Bloomberg reports that Prime Minister […]