UN reports return of first batch of Kuwaiti documents seized during Iraqi invasion
The first batch of Kuwaiti documents seized by Baghdad during Iraq’s 1990 invasion has been returned, a United Nations spokesman reported today.
The current operation of the transfer commenced on 19 October at Camp Abdaly in the demilitarized zone between Iraq and Kuwait, according to spokesman Fred Eckhard.
“The UN arranged the transfer while representatives of the League of Arab States witnessed the procedure,” he said. During the process, only Iraq or Kuwait have had access to the contents of the individual files.
Kuwaiti officials are currently examining the transferred documents, according to Mr. Eckhard.
The return of all Kuwaiti property is a key requirement under Security Council resolutions on Iraq.