Iraq accuses Kuwait of slant oil drilling theft on invasion anniversary

[JURIST] Iraq legislators accused Kuwait [JURIST news archive] of stealing Iraqi oil during a televised debate on Tuesday, the 15th anniversary of the Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait. The debate [Gulf Daily News report], which did not have any Kuwaiti representatives, also touched on minor border disputes which arose between the two states after the 1991 Gulf War and 1993 boundary drawing by the UN. Jawad al-Maliki, chairman of Iraq's Security and Defense Committee, claimed that Kuwait was drilling into oil pools at angles into Iraqi territory. Kuwait has also drawn protests from Iraq for building a metal barrier to mark the border. Negotiations to settle the disputes are planned. AP has more.

 

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