World Bulletin / News Desk
Kuwaiti Minister of Foreign Affairs Sabah al-Khalid al-Hamad al-Sabah has said, "Taking Iraq out of the scope of article 7 would please us."
Foreign Minister of Iraq Hoshyar Mahmud Zebari travelled to Kuwait for the first time after Iraq's attack on Kuwait in 1990, with an Iraqi airlines plane. Zebari was greeted by his Kuwaiti counterpart.
Sabah evaluated the first flight after 23 years as a "historical step."
Touching on Article 7 of Charter of the UN, Sabah said, "Taking Iraq out of the scope of article 7 would please us. Once the implementation of Article 7 is ceased, we would celebrate life turning to normal in the country together with Iraq."
Zebari stated that they would pay the war damage compensation to Kuwait and said Iraq and Kuwait were working together under roof of the UN to re-develop the relations between them.
During Saddam Hussein regime in August 1990, Iraq occupied Kuwait and confiscated ten commercial planes of Kuwait. Following the attack, the UN decided to implement Article 7 of Charter of the UN. According to Article 7, in situations where international security is threatened, UN has the right to intervene in the armed forces of the country. Also, the UN can suspend the accounts of the country in international banks to pay for the compensation of war victims.
US-led coalition of countries was established and the "First Gulf War" was launched in January 1991 to liberate Kuwait from Iraqi army. That goal was achieved in short time and Saddam allowed to keep his power until 2003 the time the second Iraqi war launched by the US.
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