Kuwait urged the United Nations on Thursday not to lift sanctions on Iraq before Baghdad makes war reparations for invading the Gulf state nearly two decades ago. "But there are obligations (on Iraq) and outstanding issues that are illogical to be left unresolved," Jarallah said. Kuwait has said outstanding issues include the fate of the missing and prisoners of war, payment of war reparations, the return of stolen property and the demarcation of land and maritime borders between the two neighbours. Kuwaiti officials said in April that Iraq owes the oil-rich emirate 25.5 billion dollars of reparations for its seven-month occupation of the country under the regime of executed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.