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Call for vigilance, caution on Iraqi border situation

‘Region unstable, eyes on leaders’

MP Askar Al-Enezi

KUWAIT CITY, July 16: Chairperson of the parliamentary Interior and Defense Affairs Committee MP Askar Al-Enezi has requested monitoring of the latest developments in Iraq, especially areas in the southern part bordering Kuwait, reports Al-Anba daily.

In a press statement, Al-Enezi called for vigilance and caution, and to avoid underestimation of any development. He affirmed confidence in the leadership of the ministries of defense and interior and security forces that put national security on top of their priorities. He pointed out the entire region is unstable; hence, the people in this country should be cautious and rally behind the political leadership who always navigate Kuwait to stable and safe land.

He confirmed his committee is following up the situation and it has contacted officials in the Interior Ministry who assured that all necessary and precautionary security measures are in place to counter any emerging development in South Iraq. “The government has taken contingency measures, whether in the aspect of military, services or diplomacy. Kuwait strives for regional stability and peace across the region which has been suffering from security instability for decades,” he explained.

Meanwhile, Rapporteur of the Foreign Affairs Committee MP Muhammad Al-Huweila expressed deep concern for the ongoing tension in Iraq, particularly in areas bordering Kuwait.

Al-Huweilah pointed out the current situation in Iraq was expected due to the negative escalation in relations between the United States of America and Islamic Republic of Iran, tension between several Gulf countries and Iran, and internal instability as a result of sectarian rupture and foreign interference. “The worst fear is the possibility that disruption and destabilization attempts could be intentional and threaten Kuwait’s security. Therefore, we call on the security agencies to be vigilant and to prepare a comprehensive crisis management strategy in case the ongoing events in Iraq get worse,” he concluded.

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