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Iraq delivers 3 tons of seized archive to Kuwait

Archives were seized during Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990

Ali H. M.Abo Rezeg   | 14.11.2018
Iraq delivers 3 tons of seized archive to Kuwait

By Amer al-Hassani

BAGHDAD

Iraq handed over to Kuwait three tons of its radio and television archives seized during the Iraqi military invasion to Kuwait nearly 28 years ago, Baghdad announced on Wednesday.

"The archives were delivered in compliance with the UN Security Council resolutions, the latest of which called Iraq to hand over these archives to Kuwait," according to a Foreign Ministry statement.

The statement read that roughly 28 boxes of archive -- weighing about three tons -- were delivered.

"This comes in accordance of Iraq's commitment to the principles of good-neighborliness with the State of Kuwait as well as implementation of the Security Council resolutions," the statement quoted the Foreign Ministry's Undersecretary Hazim al-Yusufi as saying.

Saddam Hussein's regime seized such archives during his invasion of Kuwait in 1990, where Iraqi forces stayed for months before they were forced to leave under an international military campaign known as the "First Gulf War", which caused total rupture of relations between the two countries.

Baghdad and Kuwait resumed their relations in 2003 following the overthrow of the former Iraqi regime as a result of the U.S. occupation to the country.

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