The State of Kuwait has taken punitive measures against eight citizens enlisted by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as "supporters of terrorism," a Foreign Ministry official announced on Monday.
"All necessary measures have been taken against the eight Kuwaitis who support terrorism," said Ambassador Nasser Al-Sebeeh, the Assistant Foreign Minister for Development and International Cooperation in a statement.
He was answering a question by journalists about the punitive action that has been taken by the government against these citizens, enlisted by the Security Council, after he took part in a workshop about human rights at the national level.
The penalties, in harmony with the relevant UNSC resolution, include suspending their banking accounts, banning the eight Kuwaitis from travel and prohibiting them from "engaging in any activity in and outside the country," explained Ambassador Al-Sebeeh.
The State of Kuwait as a matter of policy takes all necessary measures to clamp down on supporters and financiers of terrorist groups, he has affirmed. The UNSC penalties commission has called for taking punitive measures against these Kuwaiti nationals; freezing their assets, banning them from travel or trading in guns.
The international commission has sanctioned such penalties against the terrorist organizations, the so-called Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda, as well as against individuals, factions, institutions and entities affiliated to them.