UN panel pays out over $1 billion in reparations for Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait

A pile of wreckage left behind in downtown Kuwait after looting and destruction by Iraqi occupation forces in 1991. UN Photo/John Isaac

23 October 2014 – The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which settles the damage claims of those who suffered losses in the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, today made $1.06 billion available to the Government of Kuwait.

With today’s payment, the total amount in compensation received by the Government of Kuwait now amounts to $47.8 billion,leaving approximately $4.6 billion remaining to be paid.

The Geneva-based UNCC’s Governing Council has identified six categories of claims: four are for individuals’ claims, one for corporations and one for governments and international organizations, which also includes claims for environmental damage.

This category E claim was submitted by the Government of Kuwait on behalf of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and awarded $14.7 billion in 2000 for oil production and sales losses as a result of damages to Kuwait’s oil field assets.

Successful claims are paid monies drawn from the UN Compensation Fund, which is financed by a percentage of the proceeds generated by the export sales of Iraqi petroleum and related products.

The Commission was established in 1991 as a subsidiary organ of the UN Security Council. It has received nearly three million claims, including from nearly 100 governments for themselves, their nationals or their corporations for losses and damages incurred as a direct result of Iraq’s invasion and occupation of Kuwait from 2 August 1990 to 2 March 1991.

The Government of Kuwait’s claim represents the largest award by the Commission.



The draft law of oil and gas on the table heads of blocs

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The Commission on oil and energy in the House of Representatives, said that negotiations are currently underway between the leaders of the blocs to reach agreement on a final version of the draft law of oil and gas, oil and an end to the dispute between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government.

He told committee member Hussein by Radio Free Iraq that “the Commission is considering the possibility of drafting a new oil and gas law satisfies all parties.”

The last part of stressed member of the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahmoud Othman on the need to speed up the adoption of a new law for oil and gas to resolve all differences between the government and the provincial government Alathadbh.

To see that the legal expert Tariq Harb said that “the draft law of oil and gas as the previous need some simple modifications,”explaining that “the adoption of this law will establish the Council of federal oil, which would end the differences between the parties relating to oil all.”

The deputies stressed that differences of oil between Arbil and Baghdad will end according to Articles 111 and 112 of the Iraqi Constitution, as stipulate that oil and gas belongs to all Iraqis, and that the federal government in coordination with the oil-producing provinces are drawn oil policy strategy to achieve the greatest benefit for the Iraqi people.


Ministry of Defense: Army forces took control of the rock cliff and Alroieih north of Babylon

Friday, 24 October 2014 12:20

Alsumaria News / Baghdad
Announced a media adviser to the Ministry of Defense, on Friday, for the extension of full control of the army on the one hand and the rock cliff Alroieih north of Babylon.

He said media adviser to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense team Mohammed al-Askari told the “Sky News Arabia”, and seen by “Alsumaria News”, Major General of the 31 of the band eighth of the operations command of Babylon and the support regiments of popular mobilization completed regain control of the hand, the rock cliff and the Alroieih north of Babylon. ”

He added that the military “army dominated on the main roads and government institutions after violent clashes with militants Daash killed 60 of them during a military operation.”

A source in the leadership of Babylon “Alsumaria News”, earlier today, Friday, that the army forces supported by popular mobilization was able to enter the center on the rock cliff, north of the province of a single axis, noting that those forces met with significant resistance from the northern axis Center for the shelf, while state television explained that the army advancing to the center of the four axes.


The Iraqi defense minister and the American receives phone call from building the Iraqi forces and ways of training

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The Ministry of Defense [Pentagon] that “Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Search in a telephone conversation with his Iraqi counterpart, Khaled al-Obeidi ways of building the Iraqi forces.”

The Pentagon said in a statement today that “Defense Secretary stressed to his Iraqi counterpart, the United States commitment to support Iraq in the fight against terrorism.”

The statement said that “Hegel also stressed the importance of al-Obeidi, Minister of rebuilding the Iraqi forces in a way to restore confidence in the officers and Iraqi soldiers and Iraqi people,” the statement .bhsp.

He explained that “the two sides discussed ways of training and arming of Iraqi forces in order to strengthen their capacity in the face of militants Daash organization.”

The two sides pledged according to a statement [Pentagon] “to strengthen bilateral cooperation in order to achieve the desired goals, particularly defeat terrorism.”

He was defense minister Khaled al-Obeidi, Search last Tuesday, in Baghdad with a delegation from the Congress, headed by Derl ESA Congress to support requests for the Iraqi Defense Ministry in the field of arming and training Iraqi security forces.

It is noteworthy that the defense minister Khaled al-Obeidi, began his duties immediately after receiving a vote of confidence in its meeting held last Saturday and also the voice of the Interior Minister Mohammed Ghaban with ministers Alcard.anthy


Abadi pardons for a month for police officers fleeing Anbar

23-10-2014 10:18 PM

Iraqi Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Haider al-Abadi, an order exempting police fleeing in the province, from the legal consequences, a condition joining the training center of the volunteers at the base of Habbaniyah, as announced Anbar Operations Command, control of the organization ‘Islamic state’ (Daash), the pristine area neighborhood, in the city of Hit, west of Ramadi.

A source in Anbar police said in remarks seen by the ‘News Agency’ Today, it is’ on the order Abadi, has been granted one month for fugitives from the provincial police, to return to the service, from tomorrow Friday ‘, noting that’ the returnees will be rehabilitated , in Habbaniyah, before re-deployed in police stations in the province ‘.

The estimated number of people fleeing from police officers Anbar province, following an attack ‘Daash’, about 3 thousand element.

Earlier, it was revealed a member of the provincial council in Anbar flowered Mullah, the provincial police chief of the new Major General, Kazim Mohammed Faris, and after Asthsalh official approvals, called on former military officers in the province, to join immediately led the police, to take advantage of their expertise to prepare and train volunteers and elements police, and set some security advisers.

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Barzani calls on the United States to arm and train the Peshmerga

23/10/2014 22:05:00
Arbil / NINA / KRG PM Nachervan Barzani discussed on Thursday with a delegation of the American Congress to confront the IS and provide aid to the displaced people in the region.

A statement by the provincial government today said that Barzani met with a delegation of the US Congress headed by Daryl Lisa chairman of the Monitoring and Government Reform Committee in the Congress.

The statement quoted the head of the American delegation as saying that “the Kurdistan region is fighting terrorism for the values of freedom, and the Peshmerga is fighting the terrorists in the front lines and they need more support and arming.

For his part, PM of the Kurdistan Regional Government called on the US government to support the region and supply it with heavy weapons and the training of the Peshmerga forces./ End


Parliament will approve an emergency budget for the current year and customizations for the displaced and armament and salaries only

طباعة الخبر حفظ الخبر Dawa party / organization Iraq /:
10/22/2014 12:34:00
BAGHDAD / Nina / expect the head of the Dawa Party-Iraq Organization MP Ali al-Badri, to pass the House of Representatives budget contingency for the current year include operating expenses only for arming and displaced persons and the employees’ salaries. said Badri, told the National Iraqi News / Nina / The Parliament is still waiting for the arrival of the budget bill of the Council Minister said that the House would be endorsed by an emergency only on the grounds that the country is in a state of war and therefore, most of the money would go for military operations and salaries in state departments expenditures operational. said Badri, that there is a deficit in the general budget with the doors of the exchange are many, but said the government is trying to address this deficit through a series of measures, transfers, stressing that the parliament will cooperate with them to resolve all dilemmas in this regard. was the Council of Ministers decided to form a special ministerial committee shall rearrange the priorities of the federal budget for 2014 in the light of the observations presented to the members of the Council of Ministers, which would lead to reducing the large deficit suffered by the budget , and submit its recommendations to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers for the purpose of presentation to the Council of Ministers, but the government has not yet announced the results of work of the Commission or the formula that will have to bill the current year budget. / finished 5

Jubouri confirms the success of the visit and the Iraqi parliamentary delegation to Kuwait and described as positive

23/10/2014 19:44

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Iraqi Parliament Speaker leaves the country after an official visit

Left the country the day the President of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Iraq sister, Dr. Salim Abdullah al-Jubouri and his entourage after an official visit to the country lasted for three days.

It was at a farewell Jubouri and his accompanying delegation, Vice Chairman of the Board of the nation Mubarak sons Khurainej and Head of Mission of Honor MP Faisal Al-Shaya and Kuwait’s ambassador to Iraq, Ghassan Al-Zawawi and the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Kuwait Mohammed Hussein Bahr al-Ulum and Assistant Secretary-General for members and the public relations and media Sami Al Shaya.


(KUNA) – The head of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, Dr. Salim al-Jubouri, the “success” of his visit and the Iraqi parliamentary delegation to Kuwait through “positive encounters” which collected with the political leadership represented by HH the Amir and the National Assembly Speaker and HH the Prime Minister.

He congratulated al-Jubouri, at a press conference at his residence here today the Kuwaiti people on the choice of the State of Kuwait hub for humanitarian work and the designation of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah, the leader of the humanitarian work by the United Nations, noting that this award represents a “source of pride for Iraq, Kuwait and the Arab and Islamic nation.”

He said that his delegation was visiting, which represents “the entire spectrum of Iraq,” came to strengthen the bonds of mutual cooperation and cooperation in all fields that serve the interests of the two countries on the basis of mutual respect and finding a unified Arab countries which exceed the problems and issues of the region.

He added that the meetings he held here dealt discuss future prospects of the relationship between the two countries, “bypassing the black last page in the history of the two countries and we look forward to the stage of the best and finest of which we open the pages of mutual cooperation.”

He reported that the visit succeeded in crystallizing a number of understandings between the House of Representatives of the Iraqi and Kuwaiti National Assembly through the creation of parliamentary committees common to discuss all bilateral issues, along with “the blessing of the extraordinary efforts undertaken by the governments of the two countries and the joint committees, which were able to end a lot of binary files.”


Parliamentary delegation headed by al-Jubouri concludes visit to Kuwait and back to Baghdad

Thursday, 23 October 1 / Okrudolf 2014 21:10


Concluded Iraqi parliamentary delegation headed by Salim al-Jubouri, head of the House of Representatives his official visit to Kuwait three-day return to the capital, Baghdad.

It was at a farewell Jubouri and his accompanying delegation, Vice President of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Mubarak sons Khurainej and Head of Mission of Honor MP Faisal Al-Shaya and Kuwait’s ambassador to Iraq, Ghassan Al-Zawawi and the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Kuwait Mohammed Hussein Bahr al-Ulum and Assistant Secretary-General for members and the public relations and media Sami Al Shaya.

The Iraqi delegation held a series of meetings with leaders and officials of Kuwait headed by the Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Chairman of Kuwait Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and Kuwaiti Prime Marzouq Al-Ghanim.

Jubouri said during a meeting with the Emir of Kuwait, according to the statement by the President of the Presidency of the parliament that “responsibility for what Iraq is witnessing today can not be borne alone and that the Arab brothers to extend a helping hand to overcome the current stage,” calling for “reset crises between the two countries and the development of relations.”

It also resulted in the signing during the visit, al-Jubouri and his Kuwaiti counterpart common protocol for the exchange of experiences and to resolve outstanding issues and agree on the unification of efforts to confront the common danger which threatens the security of the two countries.

For his part, revealed Kuwaiti Prime Minister Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah for his intention “to visit Iraq at the head of an economic delegation of the private sector in the coming period,” and expressed his country’s readiness “to support Iraq’s full in the war against terrorism, especially gangs Daash also announced near the open consulates in the provinces of Basra and Arbil, “Ended


Mr. Ammar al-Hakim calls for Parliament to pass laws and to activate the supervisory role in accordance with the national interest

السيد عمار الحكيم يدعو البرلمان لإقرار القوانين وتفعيل الدور الرقابي وفق المصلحة الوطنية
Mr. Ammar al-Hakim calls for Parliament to pass laws and to activate the supervisory role in accordance with the national interest

October 23, 2014 18:41

The head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim Parliament to pass laws and to activate the supervisory role in accordance with the national interest.

A statement by the Presidency of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq on Thursday that “Mr. Ammar al-Hakim met in his office in Baghdad leader of the Sadrist Nassar al-Rubaie, and during the meeting addressed the developments in the country.”

He called on the President of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim, members of the House of Representatives to approve the drafting of laws that serve the interests of the homeland and the citizen, as well as strengthening the oversight role of the House of Representatives so as to contribute to the success of the government to implement its program in accordance with the national interest and to achieve security and prosperity for the Iraqi people