Kuwait MPS Refuse to Discuss PA Relations
Kuwait’s national assembly, or parliament, rejected Monday a request of nine MPs to clarify the government's policy and to discuss its contacts with the Palestinian Authority on the session agenda, reported the official Kuwait news agency (KUNA).
41 MPs rejected the request, while only 12 accepted it, said the agency.
On Saturday, Kuwait's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed Sabah Al Sabah denied that the Gulf states has secret contacts with the PA.
"There had never been, I repeat never, any secret contacts with representatives of the Palestinian Authority." The state of Kuwait "will not forget those who did harm to it or those who stood by the aggressor against it."
The issue of the Kuwaiti-Palestinian relations surfaced last week when top PA official, Faisal Al Husseini, died of a heart attack during a visit to the Gulf emirate.
Palestinian figures blamed Kuwait MPs of his death. They said the bitter attack on the PA during a parliamentary panel meeting that Husseini attended was the real cause of the heart failure.
The Kuwaitis rejected the accusation, saying Husseini was treated with due respect during the visit – Albawaba.com
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