No. 29



Iraq Asks UN To Stop Kuwaiti Sale Of Tankers, Kuwait Rejects IraqiClaims

The Kuwaiti Foreign Minister, Shaikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, toldreporters on 11 July that Kuwait has the right to sell five Iraqi tankers it has heldsince the 1991 Gulf war. The dispute arose a fortnight ago when Iraqi Foreign MinisterMuhammad Said al-Sahaf sent a letter to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan stating thatKuwait has sold as scrap metal for $16.5mn five tankers belonging to the...