Kuwait ruler: Citizens are frustrated from political crisis
Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Tuesday issued a stern warning for MPs and the government to stop their infighting, saying it has stalled performance. "Citizens have felt a lot of bitterness and frustration for lack of cooperation, continued disputes and humble achievements in (parliament's) previous term," the Kuwaiti leader said, according to AFP.
"It is no longer acceptable to squander more time on unnecessary arguments," he conveyed at the opening of a new parliamentary term. "We have to turn a new leaf of fruitful work ... Nothing hurts nations more than arguments and lack of performance," Sheikh Sabah said.
Kuwait has been facing political instability and over the past two years seen three governments resign and a major cabinet reshuffle, as well as the dissolution of parliament and fresh elections in 2006.
"Cooperation between the two authorities is a national duty ... No authority is allowed to trespass on the powers of the other," the emir cautioned.