10/08/2013 Range Press / London
Documents released confidential U.S. official leaked back to the year 2009 last Saturday, that the Iraqi government is the problems the border with Kuwait "will not be a motivation for the confrontation between the two countries," indicating that the government classifies its relations with Iran in the "Kmkhatr can be processed does not threaten the existence of the state . "
The Guardian. This came in two companies U.S. Ambassador (former) in Iraq, Christopher Hill, during the year 2009 the past, to review at the State Department in Washington, DC, on Iraqi relations with Kuwait and Iran, and published by the Guardian newspaper The Guardian UK, and I have seen (range Press).
Problems with Kuwait would not lead to a confrontation between the two countries
The ambassador said, that "despite the Kuwait reopened its embassy in Baghdad and send its ambassador in 2008, but the bilateral relations between the two countries are still held hostage Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations," noting that "Kuwaitis insisted on the need for the Iraqi government its members all re- confirm its acceptance of the Security Council Resolution No. 833 which paints the land and maritime borders between the two countries, although they have shown some willingness in the basis to reduce the amount of compensation paid by Iraq under Security Council Resolution No. 687 ".
The Hill, in his message, that "based on our sources of high-level, the border navigation in particular, the problem of extremely difficult for the Iraqi leadership, especially in an election year," and shows that "Iraq has now passing through the shipping lines unhindered from the Gulf to the port of Umm Qasr, but Nearly two-thirds of the deep-water channel in the Khawr Abd Allah located under resolution 833 in Kuwaiti territorial waters. "
It is noteworthy that the Khawr Abd Allah, is located in the northern Arabian Gulf, between the islands of Bubiyan and Alkwytetan and Faw peninsula Iraq, and extends to the inside Iraqi territory forming Khor Al-Zubair, which is located by the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq, and the Iraqi government in 2010 put the foundation stone for the construction of a port Faw on the Iraqi side of the creek, while the Kuwaiti government began building Mubarak al-Kabir port on the Kuwaiti side in the West Bank to the Khawr Abd Allah, triggering problems between the two countries.
The Iraqi Council of Representatives has completed, at (18 July 2013), the second reading of the draft law on ratification of the Convention between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Government of the State of Kuwait on the organization of maritime navigation in the Khawr Abd Allah, sponsored by the Foreign Relations Committee, legal, amid the objections of many of the deputies, and confirm Foreign Relations Committee, the inability to amend the Convention, putting the House of Representatives the option of rejection or acceptance, usually that the Convention has the interest of Iraq manages joint Khawr Abd Allah after Kuwait was the mind for a long time, pointing out that the failure to sign the agreement will keep the sovereignty of the Khawr Abd Allah of Kuwait .
The U.S. ambassador in Baghdad, that "some people, including a member of parliament from the Dawa party, Sami al-Askari, expressed our concern that Kuwait would try after the full withdrawal of U.S. forces control the outlet Iraq to the sea, under the demarcation of the border," pointing out that "the military sees that it is not in the ability of any Iraqi leader to officially recognize the navigational limits, and this is also the opinion of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki."
Hill said, that despite these "difficulties has achieved two sides Iraqi and Kuwaiti remarkable progress their cooperation during the past six months regarding persons Kuwaiti missing persons and property," and continued that "the advisor at the National Security Council described Sheikh, believed to be inevitable to resolve the problematic Chapter VII with Kuwait because we Kuwait do not consider the problem unlike some other neighboring countries, "the ambassador also quoted adviser at the National Security Council.
U.S. Ambassador concluded in Baghdad his message, saying that "the border in any case, constitute a sharp point of contention, it can become the eyes Maliki, pushing for a confrontation between the two countries."
Iranian risk does not threaten the existence of the state
In a telegram other secret transfer of Ambassador Hill, that the Iraqi government is that "Iranian risk can be addressed not threaten the existence of the state."
The ambassador said, "The Iranian influence dominates the political scene and the religious, social and economic situation in Iraq, but the Iraqi government are generally classified relations with Iran in check especially Kmkhatr can be addressed, and threaten the existence of the state."
Hill said, "Many of our sources the year and our allies in the region see the situation in a different picture and fears that Iraq could fall in astronomy Iranian political, and becomes able to speak and act in an independent manner after the withdrawal of U.S. forces," adding that "the Iranians, based on the Iraqi sources, well-informed, weaker than the Saudis and others in the media, but they finance political parties and personalities important, as do other neighboring countries, "adding that" several sources Shiite Kalrkapa (Sadiq al-Rikabi) and Sheikh (Safa Sheikh) and other sources as Minister of Foreign Affairs Hoshyar Zebari, the Kurdish Iranian influence, but they argue that it is better to face this influence by Shiite political players because they know how to deal with Tehran. "
And the transfer of the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad, from those sources, as saying that "Iranian influence is not intended to raise terrorism to destabilize the government, unlike the influence of some other neighboring countries," that "based on the Sheikh, the talks between Iraq and Iran is very special and very explicit, which allows for the Iraqi government, led by Shiites, to expel Iranian influence in some fronts. "
And went on Hill, that "observers believe that the Iranians players more skilled than the Syrians in their attempts to influence the political process as they wish," asserting that these "sources acknowledge that the Iranians are providing support to armed groups such as the brigades on the promise and organizations other small, but they confirm that they have stopped supporting big militias. "
He concluded the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad, Christopher Hill, in his message confidentiality, that some of the "sources show alarmed the talk about Iranian influence, and move on to talk about other neighboring countries."
It is noteworthy that U.S. troops withdrawn from Iraq by the end of last year, 2011.