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Kuwait protests to Lebanon over Hezbollah

Wam/Beirut
Filed on July 22, 2017
Kuwait protests to Lebanon over Hezbollah

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Kuwait called on the Lebanese govt to take measures to deter such 'heinous' practices by Hezbollah.

The State of Kuwait delivered a memo of protest to the Lebanese government, urging it to assume its responsibilities towards irresponsible practices by Hezbollah, a component of the government, reported the Kuwait News Agency, KUNA.

In a statement by Kuwait's Ambassador to Lebanon, Abdelaal Al Qenaei, commenting on what was posted and shared on social media networks concerning a cable sent by the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry to Lebanon following the verdict by Kuwait's Court of Cassation concerning a 'terror' cell known as 'Al Abdali cell'.

The decision affirmed involvement of Hezbollah in intelligence, coordination of meetings, payment of funds, and provision of weapons and training on Lebanese territory with the aim of destroying the core infrastructure of the State of Kuwait, the statement added.

The ambassador said Kuwait called on the Lebanese government to take measures to deter such "heinous" practices by Hezbollah, KUNA noted, adding that the ambassador stressed Kuwait's keenness on maintaining and promoting distinguished brotherly relations with Lebanon.

In September 2015, the public prosecution indicted a number of individuals for acts that threatened national security and unity. The defendants were accused of providing intelligence to Iran and Hezbollah as well as housing weapons, ammunition and communication devices.

 





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