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Why is Kuwait angry with Iran

Kuwait emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Mashari Althaydi July 24, 2017 Kuwait’s decision to expel Iranian diplomats and close down some of the Iranian embassy’s offices suggests that the situation has become intolerable and that Kuwait, the Gulf state, which has been friendly to its Iranian neighbor, has run out of patience. Kuwait has been [...]

By |July 24th, 2017|Kuwait|

Saudi Arabia supports Kuwait’s measures against Iran

Kuwait City. Photo by Mohammad Alatar, Wikipedia Commons. July 21, 2017 Kuwait on Thursday expelled Iranian diplomats after the country’s top court convicted a “terror” cell of links to Tehran. A Kuwaiti Supreme Court ruling last month convicted 21 people of belonging to a cell that had been formed and trained by Iran’s [...]

By |July 21st, 2017|Kuwait, Saudi Arabia|

Kuwait orders Iranian embassy to reduce staff, close technical offices

Iran’s embassy in Kuwait. Reuters photo July 20, 2017 Kuwait told the Iranian embassy on Thursday to reduce its staff and close down some of its technical offices following a court ruling that implicated some Iranians in a spying case, state news agency KUNA reported. “The government of the state of Kuwait decided [...]

By |July 20th, 2017|Kuwait|

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard send supplies to Qatar: Kuwaiti journalist

Kuwaiti journalist Mubarak al-Bugaily – File photo/Official Twitter account July 3, 2017 Al-Ruwais Commercial Port in Qatar has received supplies trucks from Iran's Revolutionary Guard, to aid the Gulf emirate during the boycott imposed by its Arab neighbors, according to Kuwaiti journalist Mubarak al-Bugaily on Saturday. Bugaily shared footage showing trucks carrying Iranian [...]

By |July 3rd, 2017|Kuwait, Qatar|

Kuwaiti court overturns death sentence in Iran spy cell case

Kuwait City (Lindsay Silveira) June 18, 2017 Kuwait’s supreme court on Sunday reduced the death sentence of a citizen convicted of forming a pro-Iranian cell and of plotting attacks to life in prison. Hasan Abdulhadi Ali was sentenced to death by the lower and appeals courts last year after he was convicted of [...]

By |June 18th, 2017|Kuwait|

Iran may keep same oil output if others extend cuts, Kuwait says

A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf, Iran, July 25, 2005.REUTERS Apr 20, 2017 Iran will probably be allowed to keep its oil production unchanged if OPEC decides to extend its six-month agreement on output cuts beyond June, [...]

By |April 20th, 2017|Iran, Kuwait|

Iranian arrested for obtaining Kuwaiti citizenship fraudulently

Mar 25, 2017 Kuwaiti police have arrested a man who obtained the Kuwaiti citizenship fraudulently and referred him to the public prosecution. The man was arrested after the police, acting on a tip-off, launched an investigation and discovered the act of forgery. According to the case documents, an Iranian expatriate woman whose Iranian husband had [...]

By |March 25th, 2017|Kuwait|

Iran president says wants good ties with Gulf ahead of regional trip

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani takes part in a news conference near the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., September 22, 2016. REUTERS Feb 15, 2017 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country sought good relations with its Gulf Arab neighbours as he began a one-day trip to [...]

By |February 15th, 2017|Kuwait, Oman|

Iran President to visit Oman, Kuwait

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani presides over a meeting of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution, in Tehran, Iran February 7, 2017. President.ir/Handout via REUTERS Feb 14, 2017 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is to visit Oman and Kuwait on Wednesday, state television reported, amid efforts by Kuwait to mend relations between the Gulf Arab [...]

By |February 14th, 2017|Kuwait, Oman|

Kuwait welcomes Iran’s readiness for dialogue with the GCC

February 8, 2017 Kuwait has welcomed Iran’s willingness for dialogue with its Gulf Arab neighbours, saying any talks are likely to help resolve civil wars in Syria and Yemen, according to Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA. Iran and U.S. ally Saudi Arabia, which dominates the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), back opposite sides in Syria and [...]

By |February 8th, 2017|Kuwait|