The Iraqi Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday that it had addressed both the United Nations and the UN Security Council to clarify the legal interpretation of the dispute with the Kuwaiti side regarding the demarcation of the maritime border between the two countries.
"There is a legal difference with Kuwait in interpreting a maritime border issue between the two countries," Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed al-Sahaf said in a statement to Shafaq News. "It is in the interpretation of a border site we call it (platform). On the delimitation of the maritime boundary between the two countries at a certain point after pillar 162 '.
He added that "there are negotiations between the two countries on the specific point of view, and Iraq has already expressed its objection to the Government of Kuwait any unilateral construction, and preceded by the recent Iraqi action to send Kuwait letters to the United Nations on the statement of its position in this regard, prompting Iraq to send Two identical letters to the UN Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council on the subject to explain the legal interpretation of the situation. We believe that the legal interpretation is in our favor. ”
Iraq 's complaint against Kuwait at the United Nations and its accusation of trying to change the maritime border has provoked angry reactions from deputies of the National Assembly who expressed their dissatisfaction, demanding the government "practical responses."
He accused Iraq of a letter to the Security Council Kuwait to follow the policy of imposing a fait accompli by making geographical changes in the maritime border between the two countries.
Diplomatic sources at the United Nations told Kuwait's Al-Rai newspaper on Monday that the Iraqi representative to the UN, Ambassador Mohammed Bahr Al-Uloum, delivered the letter on August 7 to the President of the Security Council, requesting it to be circulated as an official document of the Council. Bahr Uloum met with a number of state representatives to explain his country's position. "
Baghdad considered that "the demarcation of the border by one party in areas not agreed upon by the parties, as stipulated in the Emiri Decree 317 of 2014 regarding the delimitation of Kuwait's maritime areas is void under the provisions of international law."
On the other hand, Kuwaiti MP Osama Al-Shaheen said that "the complaint of the Government of Iraq against Kuwait provocative behavior is not surprising from the neighbor of the North!"
MP Safaa al-Hashim also commented on the complaint, saying: "This is the approach of Iraq for a long time! Actually ... Kohl eye Ramda loss."