Chapter Seven Continues
There are still people who continue to follow the United Nations Chapter Seven Sanctions against Iraq and believe that it has been lifted. The fact of the matter is that, the United Nations Sanctions remain. My information continues to be current and precise. In fact, recent news articles have confirmed the UN Sanctions are still in place.
The Iraqi Transportation Minister clearly makes mention of the U.N. Resolutions in the most recent article. Hadi al-Amari has said, “The construction of this port … demonstrates the clear intention of Kuwait to block shipping lanes from Iraqi ports and contradicts U.N. resolutions,” he told reporters, adding that it would “strangle” Iraq’s main export terminal in the southern city of Basra. “We say we will not accept that Basra and Iraq be strangled in any way,” the minister said angrily.
Iraq calls on Kuwait to stop work on Megaport – 7 July 2011
There’s also another article reporting that the UN Chapter Seven sanctions has not been lifted from Iraq. The Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah stressed the need for Iraq to complete it’s implementation of UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions as the sole exit out of the Chapter VII of the UN Charter.
Kuwait FM talks to US State Sec. Over Phone – 8 July 2011
If the Kuwaiti government goes forth with completing the construction of the Kuwait Port, Mubarak Al-Kabir, this would kill all commerce for the new port. Construction on the planned Kuwait port (which is already 14% completed) has for the time being been halted.
A recently published article in the Kuwaiti Times dated 9 July, stated that several Iraq government officials have signed petitions to be sent to the United Nations Security Council for debate on the construction of the Kuwaiti Port Mubarak Al-Kabir. It is unclear if the UNSC will be able to schedule these discussions soon and render a decision.
Refer Mubarak Al-Kabeer Port Project to UNSC – 9 July 2011
The Central Bank of Iraq Governor, Dr. Sinan Shabib, has yet to send the re-denomination report to the Council of Ministries upon request by Prime Minister Nuri Maliki. The mood at the Central Bank right now is that they are on stand by and are awaiting further instructions.
Currently, the Iraqi government is conducting their internal investigations on the missing billions of dollars from government accounts. This is a major undertaking and hopefully will be completed soon.
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