Kuwait recounts the repercussions of a decision for Iraq to the British Foreign Office and talks about “historical fallacies”[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Baghdad today - follow-up
Today, Tuesday (September 26, 2023), the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister, Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, discussed in a telephone call with his British counterpart, James Cleverly, the latest developments in the decision of the Federal Supreme Court in Iraq to veto the Khor Abdullah Agreement between Iraq and Kuwait.
The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry said in a statement, “The call dealt with the close historical relations that bind the two friendly countries and discussed the latest current developments in the region, most notably the repercussions of the decision of the Federal Supreme Court in the Republic of Iraq declaring the unconstitutionality of the law ratifying the agreement to regulate maritime navigation in Khor Abdullah and the historical fallacies.” Which it included and the issue of the Republic of Iraq’s cancellation of the security exchange protocol in Khor Abdullah with the State of Kuwait signed in 2008,” according to the statement.
On September 4, 2023, the Federal Supreme Court ruled that the law ratifying the agreement between the Government of Iraq and the Government of Kuwait regarding the regulation of maritime navigation in Khor Abdullah was unconstitutional, “because it violated the provisions of the Iraqi Constitution, which stipulated that the process of ratifying international treaties and agreements shall be regulated by a law enacted by a majority.” Two-thirds of the members of the House of Representatives.”
This agreement was signed in Baghdad in 2012, and ratified by the parliaments of the two countries in 2013.