Title: "Kuwait Is Not a Province of Iraq, Kuwaiti Envoy Reaffirms." Letter to the UN Security Council from Mohammed Abulhasan, Kuwaiti Ambassador to the UN. (910125)
KUWAIT IS NOT A PROVINCE OF IRAQ, KUWAITI ENVOY REAFFIRMS (Text: Kuwait letter to UNSC, 1/23/91) (220)
Kuwait's ambassador to the United Nations, Mohammad A. Abulhasan, January 23 once again rejected Iraq's claim to Kuwait as its 19th province in a letter to the UN Security Council.
Following is text of the letter:
On instructions from my Government and in response to the letter by the representative of Iraq (S/22134), I wish to inform you as follows.
The Government of Kuwait regrets any loss of lives resulting from the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and Iraq's obstinate refusal to comply with the relevant Security Council resolutions. Nevertheless, it considers that what is in Iraq's letter regarding the so-called "Kuwait Province" is but further evidence of the Iraqi regime's intransigence and its disregard for the will of the international community as embodied in the 12 resolutions of the Security Council on Kuwait.
The Government of Kuwait rejects everything said in the Iraqi letter regarding the so-called "Kuwait province," and hold Iraq responsible for its non-compliance with the relevant Security Council resolutions 660 (1990) and 662 (1990).
I should be grateful if you would have the text of this letter circulated as a document of the Security Council.
(signed) Mohammad A. Abulhasan
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File Identification: 01/25/91, NX-502; 01/25/91, NA-516
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Keywords: ABULHASAN, MOHAMMAD; KUWAIT/Politics & Government; PERSIAN GULF WAR; UNITED NATIONS-SECURITY COUNCIL
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