|MPs against waiver of ‘Iraq reparations’|
KUWAIT CITY, July 27: Many MPs have rejected a recent request by US President Barack Hussein Obama, asking Kuwait to write off reparations slapped on Iraq, describing the statement as interference in Kuwait’s internal affairs, reports Al-Anba daily.
The daily quoting MP Dr Waleed Al-Tabtabaei said the promise Obama made to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki that Kuwait will waive off its entitlement on Iraq, in order to take the country out of the chapter seven, is empty assurances. He added the US government is trying to repair its image in Iraq at the expense of Kuwait.
Meanwhile, MP Dulaihi Al-Hajri stressed the US has no rights to ask Kuwait to waive off the compensations. MP Dr Mohamed Al-Huwailah also indicated the reparations are assets to the people of Kuwait, while MP Marzouk Al-Ghanim added the final decision is in the hands of the people of Kuwait. “We are awaiting results from the meeting between HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad and US President Barack Obama, Al-Ghanim explained.
In a related development, Deputy Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Dr Mohamed Al-Sabah in a meeting with his British counterpart David Miliband said Kuwait is determined Iraq will abide by the decision of the United Nations, including the land demarcation of the two countries. He vowed to discuss the matter with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon during his US visit.
In the meantime, MP Dr Jaman Al-Harbash continued to question the Deputy Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Dr Mohamed Al-Sabah on 15 issues including the number of contracts which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs lost from the time he took over the ministry, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
“Did the ministry prohibit working and learning at the same time, in addition to suspending study leave to those keen on continuing their education? Are there employees who have received education certificates while their statuses remain the same? How many cases did ministry lose to its employees after the staff sued the ministry? Submit the entire process of tendering contracts and tenders”, Al-Harbash demanded of Sheikh Mohammad.
Ten MPs are recently reported to have presented a proposal to press for a committee to be formed which will look into the contracts for the summer 2007 generators which, they believe, deserves to be investigated, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
In other developments, MP Naji Al-Abdulhadi disclosed the new bloc which consists of nine MPs has been suspended based on disagreements on unified voting.
In the meantime, MP Salwa Al-Jassar has called on the Cabinet to increase the appointment of Bedoun in various fields.
Meanwhile, MP Mohammed Al-Huwailah stressed during a seminar held recently the constitutional tools will be put into effect for the interests of the citizens. “We won’t be silent over the issue of the citizens who are laid off by the private sector companies”, he pointed out
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