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Iraq announces Exit from Chapter VII

Iraq's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Fouad Hussein, announced Iraq's exit from Chapter VII of UN Charter after the UN Compensation Commission (UNCC) announced that Iraq had made the final reparation payment to Kuwait. In a speech during a briefing at the UN Security Council on ending the Compensation Commission's mandate over Iraq's reparations to […]

Iraq "Fully Implements" Chapter VII, Oil-for-Food Program

The UN Security Council announced on Friday that all the measures imposed in its resolutions 1958 (2010) and 2335 (2016) pursuant to Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations in relation to the Iraq oil-for-food programme had been fully implemented. Unanimously adopting resolution 2390 (2017), the Council welcomed the fact that the remaining funds in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Iraq's International Standing to get Boost

The United Nations Security Council is due to meet today to discuss the removal of Iraq, partially or fully, from Chapter VII of the UN Charter. The sanction, which threatens with "action by air, sea, or land forces as may be necessary to maintain or restore international peace and security", was imposed on Iraq following […]

UN to Decide on Ending Chapter VII Sanctions

By Mushreq Abbas for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After more than 23 years under the scope of UN Chapter VII following its invasion of Kuwait in 1990, Iraq finds itself closer than ever to getting out from under that […]

Iraq, Kuwait Chart a New Path

By Nassif Hitti for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The outcome of the Kuwaiti prime minister's [Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Hamad al-Sabah (pictured)] visit to Baghdad [June 12] constitutes a breakthrough in the relations between the two countries. This occurred two […]

Iraq-Kuwait Relations Take a Step Forward

The official visit to Baghdad of Kuwait's prime minister, Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, appears to mark a significant development in the improving relations between the two countries. Following their meeting on Wednesday, officials from both sides signed a series of agreements relating to diplomacy, the economy, transport, culture, higher education and the environment. In […]

More Progress on "Chapter VII" Issues

By John Lee. KUNA reports that the UN Security Council has acknowledged progress achieved by Iraq in implementing its UN obligations towards Kuwait, and will move some related issues from Chapter VII to VI of UN Charter when it meets on the matter next month. Mark Lyall-Grant (pictured), British Ambassador to UN and rotating UNSC […]

Iraq and Kuwait Discuss Chapter VII

The Kuwaiti Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, received on 28th of May, 2013, at Al Seif Palace, Iraq's Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and his accompanying delegation. The Emir praised the efforts made by the Iraqi Government to end the third phase of the joint border pillars maintenance in implementation of Security […]

Zebari Discusses Chapter VII with Kobler

Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari has hosted a meeting with the Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Iraq, Martin Kobler. During the meeting, they discussed the role of the UN Mission in the provincial elections that took place recently, and its implications for political developments. Kobler briefed the Minister on the results of his meetings with […]