Iraq to Demand Israel Compensation Over 1981 Nuclear Reactor Strike

Iraqi PM, FM have approached UN with demand for compensation, according to Iraqi newspaper.

The Iraqi government will demand compensation from Israel for the 1981 bombing of the nuclear reactor at Osirak, according to an Iraqi newspaper.

A member of the Iraqi parliament, Mohammed Naji Mohammed, was quoted as saying in newspaper Al-Sabah that the Iraqi prime minister and Foreign Ministry have approached the United Nations with a demand for compensation.

The paper said that in November Iraq's cabinet approved a move to seek compensation.

Mohammed said the demand was based on a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel's action.