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|

Kuwait: Tehran positive, willing to cooperate

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) shaking hands with Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah in the capital Tehran, on January 25, 2017. (Rouhani's office) January 26, 2017 “We have seen a positive attitude from the Iranian side and a willingness to cooperate,” says Kuwaiti deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah said in his first [...]

By |January 26th, 2017|Kuwait|

Iranian FM terms Kuwait as “important” neighbor

Kuwait emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah January 26, 2017 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday hailed Kuwait as a "good and important" neighbor of Iran, Tasnim news agency reported. Zarif also praised the role of Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah in helping boost relations among regional states and called [...]

By |January 26th, 2017|Kuwait|

GCC to offer Iran ‘strategic dialogue’

Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khalid Al Jarallah January 24, 2017 Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Shaikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah will head to Iran on Wednesday with a message from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to start a strategic GCC-Iran dialogue. “The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs will convey a GCC [...]

By |January 24th, 2017|Kuwait, Middle East|

Iran-backed Hezbollah said to have penetrated the Kuwait University

Kuwaiti protesters hold placards against Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah's chief Hassan Nasrallah (portrait) during a protest in front the Lebanese embassy against Hezbollah's and Iran's involvement in Syria, in Kuwait city on June 11,2013. (AFP) January 4, 2017 Hezbollah of Lebanon is said to have penetrated the Kuwait University through one of the [...]

By |January 4th, 2017|Kuwait, Lebanon|

Iran frees four detained Kuwaitis

Kuwait City (Lindsay Silveira) December 20, 2016 Iran has released four Kuwaitis arrested several days ago in the Islamic republic’s southwestern region, Kuwait’s deputy foreign minister said on Monday. Khaled Al-Jarallah noted on Monday that the four Kuwaiti detainees were handed to the emirate’s embassy in Tehran and soon will be returning home. [...]

By |December 20th, 2016|Kuwait|

Kuwaiti-Iranian relations: The energy angle

Kuwait City (Lindsay Silveira) BY GIORGIO CAFIERO AND CINZIA MIOTTO October 1, 2016 Although oil-rich, Kuwait has modest gas reserves. Consequently, the Arab Gulf state has been a net importer of the resource since 2008, and in 2009 Kuwait became the first Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member to import Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). [...]

By |October 1st, 2016|Kuwait|

Iranian military boats encroach Saudi, Kuwaiti waters

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have submitted a complaint to the UN on Iran’s repeated transgressions in the area. July 28, 2016 Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have presented a complaint to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon regarding repeated transgressions and assaults committed by Iranian military boats in the waters of the submerged area adjacent [...]

By |July 28th, 2016|Kuwait, Saudi Arabia|

Kuwaiti MPs demand Iran apology for offending Kuwait’s Amir – MP Dashti jailed for 14 years, six months in absentia

July 28, 2016 A number of MPs yesterday strongly criticized Iran over remarks aired by Fars news agency deemed insulting to HH the Amir, who a day earlier criticized Iran in a speech at the Arab summit. MP Abdullah Al-Turaiji said the government must summon the Iranian ambassador to officially protest the abusive statements by [...]

By |July 28th, 2016|Kuwait|

Kuwait: dialogue with Iran is possible as long as sovereignty is respected

Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Khaled al-Jarallah. KUNA July 27, 2016 Kuwait Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs Khaled Jarallah stressed that Kuwait’s position towards Iran conforms with that of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). He saidthat his country welcomes dialogue with Iran as long as the important bases are maintained. According to Jarallah, once sovereignty [...]

By |July 27th, 2016|Kuwait, Lebanon|