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|Thursday, January 18, 2001, updated at 09:21(GMT+8)|
Iraqi Statements Violate UN ResolutionsKuwait on Wednesday expressed regret over recent statements against it by senior Iraqi officials, saying they were breaching relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions.
"Kuwait deeply regrets Iraqi officials' false accusations (against it) as well as claims of Iraqi president's eldest son Uday that Kuwait is part of Iraq," said a Foreign Ministry statement, carried by Kuwait News Agency.
Uday's claims were violating UN resolutions, especially the UN Resolution 833 regarding the border demarcation between Kuwait and Iraq, the statement added.
Iraq's Babel newspaper reported on Monday that Uday has demanded the parliament to change the Iraqi map on the legislature's emblem to show Kuwait as part of Iraq.
The newspaper, which is owned by Uday, published part of a working paper he submitted to the parliament last November.
"Iraq's map that represents the symbol of the parliament does not include the full borders of Iraq as known to the various segments of the Iraqi people, that is Kuwait City," the paper said.
Uday recommended to "put the full map of Iraq including Kuwait City as part of larger Iraq as an emblem of the representatives of the people," it added.
On Tuesday, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz defended Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, saying that "the leaders of Kuwait deserved to be attacked because they were traitors."
"They betrayed Iraq as only Zionist Jews would do," Aziz said at a press conference held in Iraq's capital of Baghdad.
The Kuwaiti statement said that "Iraq knew before its invasion that Kuwait neither contacted any American officials nor committed to security agreements with the U.S. to harm Iraq as alleged by Iraqi officials."
It said that Iraqi allegations reversed the facts and "clearly reflected its continuous hostile intentions against Kuwait and an attempt not to abide by U.N. resolutions."
In light of the escalation of Iraq's threats, the statement said, Kuwait is urging the international community to reject "this aggressive Iraqi position."
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