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Kuwait ramps up security plans amid rising regional tensions

Government agencies are actively reviewing emergency plans within the framework of precautionary measures. These efforts span across food security, oil security, health security, border security, and internal security.

  • Oil sector’s plans, including insurance for oil sites, refineries, and Kuwaiti tankers, are regularly updated and activated based on government decisions for immediate implementation.

  • Regarding health matters, “emergency events are dealt with according to complete plans prepared in advance in terms of alertness, preparedness, and response.”

  • High strategic stock of basic commodities will last six months to a year, including food commodities at local companies.

As regional tension escalates, Kuwaiti government agencies are actively reviewing and updating emergency plans within the framework of precautionary measures.

These efforts span food security, oil security, health security, border security, and internal security.

This comes in light of the increasing mutual threats between Iran and Israel. There are reports of an imminent Iranian response to Israeli airstrikes targeting the Tehran consulate in the Syrian capital, Damascus, in exchange for Israeli threats to respond as well.

Informed sources revealed to Al-Rai newspaper that the oil sector has plans that are updated and reviewed periodically, and their activation is linked to the government’s decision.

The sources explained that “the insurance plans include oil sites, refineries, and insurance of Kuwaiti tankers on their routes, so that the plans are ready to be implemented at any time.”

Regarding health matters, the sources reported that “emergency events are dealt with according to complete plans prepared in advance in terms of alertness, preparedness, and response,” noting that the Ministry of Health is closely following all precautionary measures and procedures to deal with any emergency.

The sources indicated that “Minister of Health, Dr. Ahmed Al-Awadhi, discussed with the Council of Undersecretaries of the ministry all the preparations of the ministry’s sectors, the readiness levels, the indicator of coordination and harmony between the Ministry’s sectors, and reassurance of the strategic stock of medicines and medical supplies.”

In addition, informed sources in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry reassured that Kuwait has a high strategic stock of basic commodities, with an average starting from six months for the majority of commodities and reaching periods of up to a year for others. This is in addition to the stock of food commodities at local companies, which also lasts about six months.

The Islamic Constitutional Movement (Hadas) called on the government to “exercise the utmost caution and vigilance, mobilize various government agencies to be in a state of readiness, and activate emergency plans,” stressing that “the circumstances and developments require unity of ranks and an end to all debates between the various parties, regardless of their type and nature.”

Representative Issa Al-Kandari called on “all parties and factions to unite, consider the country’s highest interests, security, and stability, and reject all forms of division and fragmentation.”

On his part, Representative Muhannad Al-Sayer stressed the importance of unifying the internal front. He indicated that “in the absence of an authentic government and a convened National Assembly, the Kuwaiti people are looking forward to realistic reassurances regarding these circumstances and their impact on their border, economic, and food security, as well as the speed of forming the government.”



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