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Iraq resumes compensation payments to Kuwait

Image of Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah (C) [Voop Media Kuwait/Facebook]
Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah (C) [Voop Media Kuwait/Facebook]

Kuwait’s Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Khaled Al-Jarallah, has confirmed that Iraq has resumed its compensation payments in respect of the 1990 invasion. He noted that Baghdad made the move a month ago.

Al-Jarallah pointed out that Iraq would be paying the compensation due to Kuwait in cash, after backing down from the agreement to pay it in kind, with Iraqi gas. He added that payments would continue until 2021.

With regards to property belonging to Kuwaitis held in Iraq, the official stressed that it is all there and preserved. He said that he is communicating with Iraq regarding the restoration of the property to Kuwaiti citizens.

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