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Iraq Dissolves Iraqi Airways Over Dispute with Kuwait

First Kuwait is angry because you invade they’re country, then they’re demanding $1.2 billion in reparations for the 10 airplanes you stole during the first Gulf War.  Sheesh – Iraq can’t catch a break.

The Iraqi government is dissolving Iraqi Airways because the Kuwati government has threatened to seize the aircraft that the Iraqi carrier uses on its first flight to London.  Kuwait claims that Iraq owes it $1.2 billion in reparations for 10 planes and a bunch of spare parts that were stolen (allegedly?) during the first Gulf War.  In response, Iraq has announced it will dissolve Iraqi Airways so it doesn’t have to pay the debt.  There’s no timeframe for shutting down the carrier, but it has canceled scheduled service to Stockholm and London in preparation.

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