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Kuwait Says Risk of War in the Region Is High, Calls for Unity

Kuwait Says Risk of War in the Region Is High, Calls for Unity

Friday, 17 May, 2019 - 08:15
Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said on Thursday that the risks of war in the region were “very high,” taking into consideration the arrival of US military troops to the waters of the Gulf to face Iran.

Following a secret meeting called for by the Kuwaiti National Assembly to discuss with the government the current regional challenges, Ghanim said in a press statement that the Kuwaiti government was expecting war to erupt in the Gulf.

The Speaker said that based on information revealed by the concerned ministers, the possibility was unfortunately high as the situation was alarming and going out of control.

Calling on the need to abide by the instructions of Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah, Ghanim urged Kuwaitis to maintain unity in face of challenges ahead.

He added that the ministries presented precautionary measures, including the Ministry of Information’s plan to raise awareness on the importance of maintaining internal stability.

“The external situation is not reassuring, but internally, we believe, as we have been told, that the government’s preparations are better than before,” the speaker said.

Ghanim noted that the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah presented an overview of the regional situation and emphasized the importance of being prepared for all possibilities.

“We need to act wisely and responsibly to face our external challenges,” he warned.

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