The UN commission overseeing compensation payments for victims of the Gulf War approved nearly $2.4 billion in new payments on Thursday, March 15.
Of the $2.375 billion approved, $2.178 billion will go to the Kuwaiti government for damages to several ministries and other governmental installations, said Mojtaba Kazazi, who heads the commission's secretariat.
The UN compensation commission, the governing council of which is made up of the 15 member countries of the UN Security Council, has now approved or paid out $34.375 billion in payments, including Thursday's total. — (AFP, Geneva)
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