- Today 09:15
Political parties have warned of Kuwaiti attempts to strangle Iraq at sea by controlling the territorial waters between the two countries and depriving Iraq of its rights in these waters, especially with the presence of future strategic economic projects that require the government to reorganize the status of the maritime borders with the Kuwaiti side, at a time when some political parties are trying Providing a service to Kuwait by exerting pressure to overturn the decisions of the Federal Court regarding the non-ratification of the Khor Abdullah Agreement, which is something that Kuwait and some parties in the political process are seeking.
Hussein Al-Karaawi, a member of the Rights Movement, told Al-Maalouma, “Iraq is going through major problems with Kuwait, which seeks to seize territorial waters, deprive Iraq of its rights, and close the country’s only sea port, and there are interventions from some political parties to thwart and ensure that the lawsuit filed by it does not take effect.” The representative of the Rights Movement, Saud Al-Saadi, before the Federal Court regarding Committees 123 and 110 regarding Khor Abdullah, as it was hoped that a ruling would be issued in the case about a week ago to cancel everything that resulted from these committees,” explaining that “Iraq will collapse economically and the sea route from Kuwait will beg for The passage of goods, in the event that it obtains its goal by controlling territorial waters and depriving Iraq of its rights.”
On the other hand, the leader in the coordination framework, Jabbar Odeh, told Al-Maalouma, “Kuwait does not have any evidence that Khor Abdullah belongs to it, and it has deprived Iraq of any sea port with a known agenda, which is a strategic mistake it committed against a neighboring country.” Pointing out that "the demarcation of the border between Iraq and Kuwait was among the files of the coordination framework meeting, and the Sudanese expressed his government's point of view after the recent Federal Court decision, in addition to that Parliament will host the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the near future to review the latest developments in demarcating the border with Kuwait, as there is There are 3 scenarios before this file, the most prominent of which is returning the file to the beginning due to violations and the annexation of Iraqi lands by the Kuwaiti side.”
From a legal perspective, expert Ali Jaber Al-Tamimi explained to Al-Maalouma: “Federal Court Decision No. 105 of 2023, which abolished Law No. 42 of 2013 regarding the ratification of the Khor Abdullah Agreement, does not mean canceling the agreement, but rather suspending its ratification by Parliament by a two-thirds majority.” According to Article 61 (fourth) of the Constitution, meaning that this decision brought matters back to square one after the conclusion of the agreement in 2012, in addition to the text of the agreement in Article 14 of it requiring the referral of any dispute over the application or interpretation of the agreement or the failure to reach a solution regarding it, it shall be referred The subject is to the Court of the Sea. As for canceling the agreement or amending it, it was stipulated in Article 16 of this agreement, which required the other party to be notified of that for a period of 6 months, and the same applies to the amendment, provided that the other party agrees to that.” Ended 25 n
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