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Cabinet issues statement after extraordinary meeting
September 2, 2015, 5:11 pm
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The cabinet on Wednesday reviewed a Prosecution's statement referring to court 26 people, 25 Kuwaitis and an Iranian, for illegal possession of arms and furtive contacts with Iran and Hezbollah. Today's extraordinary meeting held at Bayan Palace and chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, voiced deep indignation and condemnation over the heinous acts and grave charges revealed by Tuesday's indictement, said Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah.

The charges involve dimensions and risks that pose a threat to the nation's security, sovereignty and stability, as well as its unity and territorial integrity, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah added. The cabinet cited the huge amounts of explosives, arms and ammunition seized by the security bodies last month, and the way they were hidden, the minister noted.

Meanwhile, the cabinet highly appreciated efforts by security bodies that led to thwarting the "criminal plan and aborting its insidious objectives." It also reiterated confidence in their keenness to maintain the nation's sovereignty, stability, unity and territorial integrity, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah noted.

The cabinet also stressed that it would never tolerate whoever would target Kuwaiti citizens and expats with harm. It entrusted all the concerned bodies with taking the necessary measures to preserve security and safety in the country.

The meeting stressed that Kuwait is a state of institutions where the judiciary enjoys full authority and independence. It also pointed to tension and escalation in the region, renewing confidence in people's awareness of them as well as their ability to manifest a spirit of responsibility and national unity to maintain Kuwait's security and stability. 

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