The Kuwaiti cabinet renewed its rejection of the ruling of the Federal Court in Iraq ruling on the unconstitutionality of the agreement regulating maritime navigation between the two countries in Khor Abdullah, which was voted on by the Iraqi parliament in 2013.

The cabinet said in a statement that the reasoning for the ruling included false historical allegations.

The foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries have called on Iraq to take serious and urgent steps to address the negative effects of these developments.

On the fourth of September, the Federal Supreme Court in Iraq ruled the aforementioned law unconstitutional, and later Kuwait handed over a protest note to the Iraqi ambassador against the background of the aforementioned ruling.

A statement by the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry said that the Assistant Foreign Minister handed the Iraqi ambassador, last Friday, a note of protest against what was mentioned in the reasoning of the ruling, regarding the agreement concluded between the two countries to regulate navigation in Khor Abdullah.

The court based its decision on declaring the vote unconstitutional because it did not obtain a two-thirds majority of the members of the House of Representatives, as stipulated in Article 61 of the Constitution.

The agreement divided the port of Khor Abdullah between Iraq and Kuwait, and it is located in the far north of the Gulf between the Kuwaiti islands of Warba and Bubiyan and the Iraqi Faw Peninsula, and extends into Iraqi territory forming Khor Al-Zubair, where the port of um Qasr is located in the southern province of Basra.

Khor Abdullah is one of the most prominent files related to the issue of demarcating maritime borders between the two countries, and ratified the agreement in Iraq in 2013 in implementation of UN Security Council Resolution No. 833 of 1993 after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and to complete the procedures for demarcating the border between the two countries.