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Iraq's Credit Rating lifts with Final Reparations to Kuwait

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's credit rating lifts with final reparations payment to Kuwait Iraq paid Kuwait a final installment of war reparations more than 31 years after the invasion of Kuwait, […]

UN confirms Iraq's Final Reparations Payment to Kuwait

Today (Thursday 13th January), the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) made available $629,324,488 to the Government of the State of Kuwait towards the Commission's remaining claim with an outstanding award balance. With this payment, all claimants awarded compensation by the Commission have now received the full amount of their respective awards. In total, the Commission […]

Further $490m Paid to Kuwait for Invasion by Iraq

The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) has made available $490 million to the Government of the State of Kuwait towards the Commission's remaining claim with an outstanding award balance. The United Nations Compensation Commission is a subsidiary organ of the United Nations Security Council. It was established in 1991 in accordance with Security Council resolutions […]

Further $600m Paid to Kuwait for Invasion by Iraq

The United Nations Compensation Commission has made available $600 million to the Government of the State of Kuwait towards the Commission's remaining claim with an outstanding award balance. The United Nations Compensation Commission is a subsidiary organ of the United Nations Security Council. It was established in 1991 in accordance with Security Council resolutions 687 […]

Iraq Pays another $380m Reparations to Kuwait

By John Lee. The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) made available $380 million to the Government of the State of Kuwait towards the Commission's remaining claim with an outstanding award balance. The United Nations Compensation Commission is a subsidiary organ of the United Nations Security Council. It was established in 1991 in accordance with Security […]

Iraq Reparations to Kuwait Extended to 2022

By John Lee. The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which was established to pay compensation for losses and damage as a direct result of Iraq's unlawful invasion of Kuwait in 1990, has made available $230 million to the Government of Kuwait towards the Commission's remaining claim with an outstanding award balance. With this payment, the […]

UNCC Pays $270m to Kuwait

On Tuesday, the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) made available $270 million to the Governmentof 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 […]

Foreign Minister Jafaari Visits Kuwait

By Simon Kent. Iraqi Foreign Minister and former PM Ibrahim al Jafaari (pictured) is on an official visit to Kuwait, and has heralded improving relations between the two countries. In a meeting with his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Sabah al Khaled, Jafaari noted increasing bilateral trade and a planned scheme where Iraq will supply gas to Kuwait. He […]

Kuwait Defers Final War Reparation Payment

By John Lee. Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari (pictured) has said that Kuwait has postponed the final instalment of reparations for Iraq's 1990-91 occupation until 2017. The move, requested by Iraq, will help alleviate the cash crisis in Baghdad caused by lower oil prices and war with the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL). According to Reuters, […]

War Reparations Reprieve Confirmed

By John Lee. The U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) agreed on Thursday to allow Iraq to postpone its final payment of reparations to Kuwait for the Gulf War. Iraq will have until January 2016 to begin paying the remaining $4.6 billion (5.4 trillion Iraqi dinars) that it owes for the destruction of oil fields during its […]

Kuwait Agrees to Delay Reparations

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Kuwait has accepted an Iraqi government request to delay payment of $4.6 billlion in war reparations, pending further discussions in Geneva. The reparations were imposed by the U.N. Security Council following Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait, but the country's finances have been strained by the falling oil price and […]

Iraq Seeks to Delay Kuwait Reparations

By John Lee. Iraq's Finance Minister, Hoshyar Zebari (pictured), has told Reuters that he is trying to postpone the final $4.6 billion installment of reparations for its 1990-91 occupation of Kuwait. To fund its reparations commitments, Iraq pays 5 percent of its crude oil exports to the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC). So far, nearly all […]