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Kuwait Raises Security Levels at Ports


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Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:45 GMT

Security levels at Kuwaiti ports have been raised Friday September 20th in view of the regional tensions that have followed the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry, according to AP.

Kuwait's decision followed an earlier one made by its armed forces to raise their security levels after the September 14th attacks halved Saudi Arabia's oil production, causing prices to soar this week.

Iran disavowed any link with the attack and its foreign minister warns any retaliatory strike on it by the US or Saudi Arabia will result in "an all-out war."

Yemen's Iranian-allied Houthi rebels claimed they carried out the assault, but experts say the missiles used do not have the potential to reach the site from Yemen. However, although the missiles and drones used resembled Iranian-made weapons, more study is needed to definitively link them to Iran, experts said.

The decision which has raised the security level from one to two, was made by Kuwait's minister of commerce and industry, Khaled al-Roudhan, and announced by Kuwait's state-run KUNA news agency on Friday September 20th.

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