Kuwait’s Parliament Urges Government to Reject US Mideast Plan

Kuwait’s National Assembly on Wednesday slammed the US Middle East peace plan, calling on the government to remain steadfast in rejecting it.

The plan neglected the rights of Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims in the occupied territories, said Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim during a parliamentary session dedicated to discuss the so-called deal of the century.

State-run KUNA news agency said Al-Ghanim called for an official Arab, Islamic and international rejection of this “failed plan,” and to show full support for the Palestinian people’s steadfastness on their lands.

He also called for “Arab and Islamic efforts to highlight the systematic crimes committed by the occupation authorities against the Palestinian people.”

Al-Ghanim commended Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s overwhelming support for the Palestinian cause, as well as all governments and parliaments that opposed the US peace plan.

He urged the international community to serve justice for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.

On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah reiterated Kuwait’s commitment to international resolutions that guarantee the rights of Palestinians.

He called on the international community to stick to international law and legitimacy so that Palestinians can regain their rights of self-determination and a state with its capital in East Jerusalem.