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Iraq seeks Kuwait "compromise" over debt, compensation

Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi said on Wednesday that Baghdad has sought “compromise solutions” with neighbouring Kuwait over tens of billions of dollars of debt and war reparations. Iraq, whose forces under former leader Saddam Hussein occupied the oil-rich emirate for seven months in 1990, also called on Kuwait to help in reducing deductions in favour of a UN compensation fund for war damages. “Any compromise solutions on these outstanding issues will be a very good result,” Hashemi told reporters at the end of a three-day visit to Kuwait. He said he has not asked for a total write-off. Full Story

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