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Iraq concerned U.S. withdrawal helps Kuwait port

Haider Ibrahim report for AKnews:

Kuwait has succeeded in exploiting the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq the Foreign Relations Committee of the Iraqi parliament stated Friday. The small Gulf state will benefit, it was said, because the majority of U.S. military units retreating from Iraq will be stationed in Kuwait.

The Iraqi government criticized Kuwait for forming a military force to protect the Mubarak Port which raised disputes between the two sides saying that this move will "redouble" the conflict between the two sides.

Committee member Nada al-Jabbouri told AKnews that the role of the Iraqi government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is very weak over the issue of the Mubarak Port, and the government did not use the U.S. presence in Iraq to put pressure on Kuwait to resolve the controversial situation.

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