On Saturday, 16 June 2012 the United Nations completed a report about the relationship between the Kuwaiti and Iraqi governments. The report was about the UN Chapter VII resolution in reference to Kuwaiti property and missing Kuwaitis.
The Iraq government did return some items belonging to the Kuwaiti government that was seized during the first Gulf War. There is additional property belonging to the Kuwaiti government that the Iraqi government has yet to find and return. How long twill this take no one knows for sure but I can tell you that this is a major milestone in the swift removal from Chapter VII sanctions. I mean that until Iraq finds the property and those items outlined in the resolution of United Nations Chapter VII Iraq will be under Chapter VII for years to come.
The Kuwait Embassy inside Baghdad was evacuated last year during one of the major attacks inside the International Zone and those diplomats have yet to return to Baghdad.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon is quoted as saying that there is no tangible progress on the search for the Kuwaiti National Archives or the presence of reliable information about its fate. According to the released report the Iraqi government has not done anything to retrieve any property belonging to the Kuwait government.
If you remember last month in May when the Iraq Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari stated that his countries commitment to resolve all outstanding issues with the Kuwaiti government. Now we learn the Iraqi government has not done anything in resolving these issues between the two countries.
There is a rift between the two governments and looks like it will not be solved anytime soon. With everything going on with the Iraq government ie. potential no confidence vote, the Iran meeting in Baghdad, the Erbil Agreement, Oil infrastructure and smuggling on a daily basis you can see why nothing has been done.