Kuwait says hand-in-hand with Baghdad against those undermining Iraq''s security
Politics 6/29/2009 8:32:00 PM
KUWAIT -- Sheikh Mohammad, commenting on a meeting between Kuwaiti and Iraqi officials in Amman, Jordan, to discuss compensations, said "yes we met with Iraq under the UN umbrella with presence of a representative from the UN.
"We always say that they are issues related to the implementation of UN resolutions so we should discuss how to implement them under the UN sponsorship," he said.
The meeting in Amman "was not secret, on the contrary it was public and was covered by the media ... these are all attempts to help our Iraqi brothers to implement the UN resolutions," said Sheikh Mohammad.
Sheikh Mohammad, meanwhile, said the Iraq-Kuwait committee still exist and the upcoming visit of His Highness the prime minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Sabah was not canceled but the date would be set later.
The Kuwaiti foreign minister, on the other hand, said a report by the UN Congress research center indicating that there was a sectarian tension in Kuwait was "away from reality.
"I know, from my experience in Washington, how they get their information and many of the sources are not first-hand and not even a secondary ...," he said.
"I think talking about a Sunni-Shiite tension in the way that was mention in the report are wishes rather than reflection of reality," he said.
The government of Kuwait has been always refuting these "inaccurate" reports, he said.
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