Kuwaiti PM says Iraqi ruling on maritime navigation contain historical fallacies
Kuwait's Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf al-Sabah described an Iraqi ruling on regulating navigation in the Khor Abdullah waterway between the two states as containing "historical fallacies".
In remarks carried by state news agency KUNA early on Thursday, Sheikh Ahmad also called on Iraq to take "concrete, decisive and urgent measures" to address the ruling.
The prime minister's comments came during a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart, Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, on the sidelines of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Tensions have been rising between Kuwait and Iraq after the Iraqi Federal Supreme Court ruled an agreement regulating navigation in the Khor Abdullah waterway between the two states was unconstitutional. The court said the law that ratified the accord should have been approved by two-thirds of parliament.
The agreement was reached in 2012 and ratified by each of their legislative bodies in 2013.