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Emir of Kuwait calls for intensifying efforts to combat terrorism

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(Kuwait-AlummahWorld, Sha`ban 10, 1436, May 28, 2015)  The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday called for intensifying efforts with the world to combat the phenomenon of terrorism.

Addressing the 42nd session of the Foreign Ministers meeting of the countries of the Islamic Cooperation Organization in Kuwait, the Kuwaiti Emir renewed the State of Kuwait's severe condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist bombing, which occurred at a mosque in Qatif in Saudi Arabia, and the resulting fall of dozens of victims and injured, stressing Kuwait's support to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and all actions it might take to confront these terrorist crimes and maintain its security.

As for regional conflicts, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad said called for doubled efforts for putting an end to the conflicts suffered in some Arab and Muslim countries.
On the situation in Iraq, the Kuwait Emir expressed great concern over the unfortunate security developments and assured Kuwait's support of the brothers in Iraq in maintaining their security, stability, sovereignty and unity of their land.

He also assured sustenance for the international coalition in the face of terrorist attacks against Iraq, and reaffirmed support for the Iraqi government, headed by Dr. Haider Al-Abadi, in their quest to complete the program of national reconciliation in order to achieve the domestic front stiffness and strengthen national unity for the Iraqi people.

On the Palestinian issue, the Emir said that efforts are still faltering, the Israeli violations of Al-Aqsa Mosque are frequent, settlements' building continues, and the suffering of our brothers is growing. Hence, the Emir renewed call upon the international community, particularly the Security Council to compel Israel to accept peace and the establishment of a Palestinian state in accordance with international legitimacy and the Arab peace initiative. 

Regarding Yemen, the Emir of Kuwait said: "On the Yemeni issue, the coalition military operations against Houthi militias started after they threatened our security and stability, seized power by military force, and broke their commitments under the Gulf initiative and its executive mechanisms. Thus, it has become necessary to take action in maintenance of the security of our countries and the stability of our region, out of our commitment to our obligations and agreements and in response to the request of the legitimate President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi." As for the humanitarian disaster in Syria, the Emir underlined that the solution to this issue would be only through peaceful means, away from the military machine. 

Concerning the Iranian nuclear program, the Emir of Kuwait welcomed the framework agreement, which has been concluded among the 5+1 Group on one hand, and Iran on the other hand, and hoped that procedures are completed toward its final signature at the end of next June. 
He renewed call on Iran to cooperate with the international community and to respond to the efforts of countries in the region for building good-neighborly relations, non-interference in internal affairs and cooperation for maintaining the security and stability in the region. 

Meanwhile, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) honored the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on the occasion of the UN's honoring as a "Humanitarian Leader," and Kuwait as a "Humanitarian Center." The 42nd Meeting of Council of the OIC Foreign Ministers entitled "Joint Vision to Strengthen Tolerance and Reject Terrorism" will tackle various political, economic, social, cultural, scientific and technological issues besides many other domains.

The two-day ministerial meeting discused critical and important developments in the region, mainly the situation in Palestine, Syria, Yemen and Libya.  The meeting also discussed deteriorating conditions of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.