Kuwait: Foreign Minister Appointed As New PM

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Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah named Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah as the new Prime Minister on Tuesday, after the government resigned last week.

State news agency KUNA said Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah asked Shaikh Sabah Al Khalid to form a new government.

The announcement came after the caretaker prime minister on Monday declined to be reappointed as premier.

Earlier, Kuwait’s Emir had assigned Shaikh Jaber Al Sabah with forming a new government on Monday, but Shaikh Jaber turned him down, apologising. He cited allegations about irregularities and “baseless lies” about him as the reason why he could not be the new prime minister.

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“Out of respect to the invaluable confidence of Your Highness and out of appreciation to the Kuwait people, I find it necessary for me first to prove my innocence,” he said in a letter to the Emir.


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