The Iraqi authorities are keen to end the effects of the human tragedy suffered by Kuwaiti brothers during the Saddam invasion of their country in 1990 and to find out the fate of Kuwaiti prisoners and missing persons. The Iraqi technical team and the Red Cross Mission in Baghdad have been able to find a mass grave in Al Muthanna Governorate, with remains of 46 individuals collected on 6 March 2019. The preliminary results of the genetic analysis revealed that 32 of these remains belonged to Kuwaiti missing persons.
The Foreign Ministry led the Iraqi delegation in the Amman meetings of the 109th technical committee and the 48th tripartite committee and will work with the Kuwaiti side to transfer these remains and provide all appropriate support to facilitate future activities.
In this context, Iraq affirms that it will spare no effort to determine the fate of the rest of the missing persons and the recent discovery indicates the continuing efforts that led to obtaining information regarding these remains, and we promise tangible progress in ending this file. Iraq hopes and works hard to determine the fate all missing persons.
Foreign Ministry Official Spokesman
Dr. Ahmed Al-Sahaf