3-20-13 Mountainman: 2 days in a row, 2 separate articles saying next month Iraq may be out of Chapter VII. Now if that isn't progress, I don't know what is. If we believe that the United Nations doesn't want to lose this bargaining chip without first guaranteeing that Iraq moves forward with going international then I'd say even the most skeptical people would agree this is looking pretty darn good moving forward. Here's the one from today and yesterday:
3/20: "Announced Kuwaiti Ambassador in Iraq to the insured that the Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak will visit Baghdad next month on an official visit to discuss cooperation between the two countries as well as the demarcation of the border and work of the Joint Commission insurer said in a telephone interview with Iraqi visit Tani in response to a call by al-Maliki to his Kuwaiti counterpart to visit Iraq The agenda will also include a visit visit the progress made in talks to remove Iraq from Chapter VII and discuss several common issues between the two countries." http://www.imn.iq/news/view.18915/
3/19: Next April.Kuwait signs Iraq out of Chapter VII. The Government expects the Iraqi Prime Minister's visit during the month of April, the Iraqi official said that the visit signed out Iraq from Chapter VII. Said Fouad aldorki, a member of Parliament of the State of law coalition that Sheikh Jaber Kuwaiti Prime Minister is expected to visit the capital Baghdad during April next, to examine the output file from Chapter VII and Iraq sign an agreement to resolve.
He said the Government would discuss with Kuwait on visit, ending border problems and oil extraction, stipulated and Kuwaiti ports of Mubarak the great South, Basra Iraq, referring to attempts to economic agreements and investment projects could be exercised by Kuwait within Iraq LINK