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Kuwait denies its waters are used for transferring Iranian arms to Houthis

An aerial view of Kuwait city. (AFP) August 2, 2017 The Kuwait Foreign Ministry denied on Wednesday a recent Reuters report that alleged that the country’s territorial waters were being used to transfer Iranian weapons to Yemen’s Houthi rebels. A source from the ministry stressed that Kuwait’s territorial waters were under the complete [...]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Kuwait, Yemen|

Qatar, Kuwait’s relations with Iran

By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed July 31, 2017 The brothers in Kuwait always need to find the truth themselves and they are very sensitive to any Gulf or regional warnings. Their relations with Iran is not the first in regard of this matter. Luckily, Tehran’s damage to Kuwait was soon over when Hezbollah’s cell was discovered and [...]

By |July 31st, 2017|Kuwait, Qatar|

Kuwait MP proposes jail terms for Hezbollah backers

Young women wave Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah flags as well as an Iranian flag in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil on August 13, 2016. (AFP) July 24, 2017 A Kuwaiti Islamist member of parliament on Monday proposed legislation calling for members and supporters of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement be sentenced to [...]

By |July 24th, 2017|Kuwait, Lebanon|

Saudi Arabia supports Kuwait’s steps against Iran’s diplomatic mission after Abdali cell verdict

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs a cabinet session. (SPA) July 24, 2017 Saudi Arabia’s cabinet hailed on Monday the security agencies’ efforts in countering terrorism and cracking down on fugitives, affirming that they will continue to pursue anyone seeking to harm the kingdom, reported the Saudi Press [...]

By |July 24th, 2017|Kuwait, Saudi Arabia|

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|