BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Foreign Minister Hoshiar Zebari met on Monday at the Ministry's HQ Ambassadors of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council accredited to Iraq.
"Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari demanded ambassadors of the five permanent countries of the UN Security Council to support Iraq's request to end sanctions on Iraq, underlining his country's keenness to fulfill all commitments to the UNSC," a ministerial statement said received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
The Minister reviewed the efforts exerted by Iraq and the support provided by the members of the council to exit from the provisions of Chapter VII in disarmament, weapons of mass destruction, the penal system, the blockade, and oil for food program.
The Minister asked the ambassadors to support Iraq's request to get out of Chapter VII provisions by terminating the mandate of the Special Coordinator for Missing Kuwaitis and properties and to shift the file from Chapter VII to Chapter VI.
He stressed that Iraq is committed bilaterally or through UNAMI to continue searching and revealing the remaining missing persons and properties and through bilateral and field cooperation with Kuwait.
Minister Zebari also stressed Iraq's desire to fulfill all its international obligations towards the Security Council, as it is also keen to maintain Iraqi national interests.
The meeting was attended by the Undersecretaries and advisers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.