Iraq, Kuwait Ink Maritime Navigation Deal

Published on January 30, 2013 by   ·   No Comments
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Iraq on Tuesday approved a deal with Kuwait regulating the use of the Khor Abdullah shared waterway through which most of Baghdad’s oil exports flow.

Iraq, Kuwait Ink Maritime Navigation Deal

Iraq on Tuesday approved a deal with Kuwait regulating the use of a shared waterway through which most of Baghdad’s oil exports flow, which Iraq had accused its neighbor of attempting to cut off.

Control of the Khor Abdullah waterway is one of several outstanding issues between Iraq and Kuwait remaining from now-executed dictator Saddam Hussein’s August 1990 invasion of the emirate.

Ali al-Alaak, cabinet secretary general, told a news conference that ministers approved the deal to regulate navigation in the Khor Abdullah, voicing hope that it would clear the way for talks on other unresolved disputes between Kuwait and Iraq.

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Source: Almanar News.

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