Tag Archives | Chapter VII

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‚Äôs 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, […]

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 […]

UN's Kobler visits Basra, Discusses Chapter VII

By John Lee. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler (pictured), has visited Basra where he met with the Governor, Dr. Khalaf Abdul-Samad, and with the Director of the Basra office of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), Mr. Hazim Joda. He also paid a visit to the Black Iraqi […]

Foreign Minister Receives United Nation's Kobler

By John Lee. Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari has met with Mr. Martin Kobler, Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UNAMI) in Iraq. During the meeting they discussed the mandate of the UN Mission in Iraq and its role in helping Iraq, and the role of the Mission to assist in the upcoming electoral […]