Kuwait announced the designation of two Yemeni entities and 11 individuals as terrorists following coordinated action by three Gulf states and the US earlier this week to combat people and entities representing leaders, financiers and supporters of ISIS in Yemen and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and add them to the terror list of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology (Etidal).
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, besides the United States, took these measures on Wednesday.
A senior source at the Foreign Ministry of Kuwait said that the decision was issued by the anti-terror committee, which is chaired by the ministry.
The source pointed out that the move was taken in coordination with Washington and within the framework of the newly-formed Riyadh-based Terrorist Financing Targeting Center, TFTC, which is co-chaired by the US and Saudi Arabia.
The designation of these entities and individuals comes also in line with the implementation of UNSC Resolution No.1373 of 2001, which was issued under article seven of the UN charter, the source stated.
The source emphasized that the measures taken by the government in this regard fall in line with the state’s constitution, law and regulations.
The 11 listed Yemeni individuals are Nayef Saleh Salem al-Qaisi, Abdul Wahab Mohammed Abdul Wahab al-Hamikani, Hashem Mohsen Eidros, Nashwan al-Adani, Khalid Abdullah Saleh al-Marfidi, Saif al-Rab Salem al-Hishi, Adel Abdu Fari Osman al-Zahbani, Radwan Qanan (Radwan Mohammed Hussein Qanan), Wali Nashwan Yafei, Khaled Saeed Ghabesh al-Obeidi and Bilal Ali al-Wafi, and the two Yemeni entities are Al Rahma Charitable Association and Al Khair Supermarket.
These measures are the first to be taken by the center since the signing of the agreement on May 21, 2017.
They reaffirm the keenness of Saudi Arabia and the member states to deepen the partnership with the United States to stop the financing of terrorist groups that pose a threat to security, such as al-Qaeda and ISIS organizations in Yemen.
The establishment of the center was an expression of the strong will and determination of the member states to cooperate constructively in the fight against terror and its financing.