The Ministerial Council of the Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) held a coordination meeting in New York and issued the following statement:
In the presence of the GCC foreign ministers, the ministerial council held a meeting on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at the headquarters of the Permanent Delegation of the Sultanate of Oman to the UN, in New York, where the council discussed the current developments in the Republic of Iraq.
The ministerial council called on Iraq to take serious and urgent steps to address the negative effects of these developments, which resulted from the ruling of the Federal Supreme Court issued on Monday, September 4, 2023, and published on Thursday, September 14, 2023, that included inaccurate historical details, out of context, regarding the agreement concluded in 2012 between Kuwait and Iraq concerning the regulation of maritime navigation in Khor Abdullah, which was ratified by the Iraqi side in 2013 and was deposited with the UN.
The ministerial council stressed that these developments do not serve relations with the GCC countries and violate international charters, treaties and agreements, including UN Security Council Resolution 833.
Source: Saudi Press Agency