Kuwaiti Emir Calls For Gulf Dialogue


Kuwait Times: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah yesterday urged Iraqis to resolve their differences through dialogue as he met with Iraq’s Vice President Tareq Al-Hashemi. "The Amir wished the language of dialogue to prevail among the Iraqi people for the sake of … resolving all problems that threaten Iraq’s security and
Hashemi, who arrived in Kuwait earlier yesterday for a three-day visit, thanked Kuwait for its support. US-ally Kuwait served as a launch pad for the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003 that toppled the former regime of the late Saddam Hussein. It continues to offer financial and humanitarian aid to the war-torn nation. Kuwait has also agreed in principle to significantly reduce some $ 16bn of debt owed by Baghdad but so far refuses to forgive dozens of billions of dollars in war reparations for Iraq’s 1990 invasion of the state.

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