UNITED NATIONS. The United Nations is outlining a plan to help Iraq end its dispute with neighboring Kuwait over war reparations, 19 years after Baghdad invaded the oil-producing Gulf state, a U.N. official said yesterday.


Baghdad wants the U.N. Security Council to reduce its reparation payments to Kuwait, which it ordered Iraq to pay after the 1991 Gulf war ended Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s 1990-1991 occupation of Kuwait. Iraq says the reparations — more than $20 billion — are unfair and wants the amount reduced so it has more money for reconstruction and development.