Tense times for Kuwait's man in Washington

Luxner, Larry
May 2003
Middle East;May2003, Issue 334, p10
The article focuses on the effect of the war between Iraq and the U.S. on Kuwait. With bombs falling in Kuwait's backyard, Salem Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah Kuwait's ambassador to Washington nervously follows CNN television news, worried about the effect of conflict will have on his country. Al Sabah says that during the ensuing Iraqi occupation, which lasted until 26 February 1991, Kuwait suffered "mass murder, mass looting, mass destruction and mass rape, at the hands of Iraqi soldiers." "In 1993, the UN established a commission to demarcate the border between Iraq and Kuwait," says Al Sabah. "That commission relied on historical documents dating back to the Ottoman Empire, and made numerous visits to the border areas. That demarcation was adopted in UN Security Council Resolution 833, so the Iraq-Kuwait border is the only border in the world that is actually specified by a separate Security Council resolution."


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