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UN Pays Out $880m in Reparations for Iraq’s Invasion of Kuwait

The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which settles the damage claims of those who suffered losses due to Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait, made $880 million available to nine successful claimants on Thursday. The latest round of payments brings the total amount of compensation disbursed by the Commission to $32.2 billion for more than 1.5 […]

UN to Lift Ban on Iraq Nuclear Imports?

The United States hopes the U.N. Security Council will lift restrictions on the import of nuclear technology to Iraq, even though Baghdad has not ratified a U.N. agreement on tough atomic inspections, according to a report from Reuters. At a meeting on Wednesday to be chaired by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the 15-nation Security […]

Iraq Govt Allows Kuwaitis to Recover Real Estate Seized by Saddam

Iraq has agreed to allow Kuwaitis who owned real estate in Iraq to recover property seized under Saddam Hussein's regime after the invasion of Kuwait 20 years ago, according to a report from Reuters. Kuwaitis can recover their Iraqi property provided there is no legal decision prohibiting it, Iraq’s government spokesman, Ali al-Dabbagh (pictured), said […]

Iran to Claim $1 Trillion War Reparations from Iraq?

Debate is raging in Iran regarding the issue of claiming reparations from Iraq in relation to the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. Earlier this month, a member of the Majlis (the Iranian parliament), Eivaz Heidarpour, who is also a member of Iran's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that Iran could claim compensation from […]

Iraq Ready to Resolve Debt Dispute with Kuwait

Iraq has intensified efforts to resolve its debt problems with neighboring Kuwait, in order to end the international restrictions imposed on the country following the invasion of Kuwait two decades ago, said Iraq’s deputy foreign minister. Iraq was placed under United Nations’ Chapter 7 status in 1991 after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. Speaking to AKnews, […]

Kuwait Gets $650m in Iraqi Reparation

The United Nations released $650 million in Iraqi compensation to Kuwait on Thursday, the latest payment of a war reparation scheme that began in 1994. The payment brings the total sum of compensation paid to Kuwait to $30.1 billion dollars. A further $22.3 billion is due to Kuwait. Most of the latest round went to […]