Kuwait formed a new government on Tuesday that replaced the son of the emir as defense minister and named an interior minister from outside the ruling family, a month after the former cabinet quit due to a row between members of the family and Parliament.
Kuwait says it has passed on Iran’s messages to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain regarding the situation in the Persian Gulf region as Tehran steps up diplomatic efforts to boost neighborly cooperation on regional peace.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif highlighted bilateral ties between Iran and Kuwait, saying in a meeting with the Persian Gulf country’s crown prince that “foreigners” have no place in the region and have to leave.
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Human Rights Watch (HRW) has slammed as “unlawful” Kuwait’s deportation of eight Egyptian dissidents linked to the Muslim Brotherhood to their country, saying the move exposes them to torture and persecution.