Kuwaiti lawmakers table grilling against PM over "biased" Iran policy

15:20, May 23, 2011      

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Three opposition lawmakers on Sunday submitted grilling motions against the country's prime minister for his "biased policy favoring Iran".

That was the second batch of grilling requests that Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah has received since he led the new cabinet to swear in on May 8.

Walid Al-Tabtabaei, Mohammad Hayef and Mubarak Al-Waalan said Sheikh Nasser damaged the national security and Kuwait's ties with other Gulf states by adopting a biased policy favoring Iran.

The request would be discussed in the outspoken parliament eight days after its submission according to the constitution.

Sheikh Nasser, 71, led his seventh cabinet to swear in on May 8 after the former one resigned late March to avoid three ministers being grilled in the parliament.

But the opposition said they were not satisfied with new cabinet lineup as no significant change was made.

The emirate's parliament Tuesday postponed another grilling motion lodged by two lawmakers over financial irregularities for a full year at the request of the government.

Kuwait and Iran have locked in a spy ring case in which Kuwait said last May it busted a spy cell working for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and sentenced in March to death two Iranians and one Kuwaiti for links with the network.

The two countries later recalled ambassadors and expelled diplomats in a move that saw bilateral relations reaching a freezing point.

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Wednesday during a goodwill visit that Iran and Kuwait decided to resume bilateral ambassadors missions.

Source: Xinhua
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