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United Nations Iraq-Kuwait boundary demarcation commission

The boundary between Iraq and Kuwait was first defined in the un-ratified convention between GB and Ottoman Empire 1913. Iraq alleged in subsequent years that he was constrained to accept the boundary and the existence of Kuwait, so such consent was without legal effect. 1932 Iraq recognised Kuwait in a minute, but he claimed it was not valid since was not received parliamentary approval. 1990 Iraq invaded Kuwait.

SC under chapter VII demanded Iraq to respect the minute, and called the SG to assist the parties to demarcate the boundary a commission was set up, in the works of the commission Iraq attended some sessions and then challenged the legality of proceedings in a letter to the SG. SC responded in a Presidential statement conforming that the commission was not reallocating territory but merely demarcating an existing agreed boundary