Persian Gulf: Kuwait on alert

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The Kuwaiti emir calls on Kuwaiti troops to go on alert while the country implements unprecedented security measures on its sensitive sites.

As a result of damage to ships in the Persian Gulf region, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jabir al-Sabah, the emir of Kuwait, on Monday called his troops to remain on alert.

“You are well aware of the serious events that are happening around us in the region, events that require you to exercise greater caution in carrying out your duties,” said Sheikh Sabah.

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah made the comments during an inspection with the National Guard forces, the state-run KUNA news agency reported on Saturday (April 13th).

The warning is being issued in Kuwait as the United States has deployed bombers and an assault ship to bolster an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf , and the oil sector in the UAE and Saudi Arabia has just done so. unprecedented attacks.

Referring to well-informed sources, the Al-Qabas newspaper wrote in its issue on Tuesday, May 14 that the Kuwaiti coastguards were working hard to protect regional waters against “aggression” or “violation of the country’s territorial integrity”.

On condition of anonymity, sources reported unprecedented implementation of security measures on the Kuwaiti coast. As part of a large-scale deployment, patrol boats are tasked with countering any boat attempting to enter Kuwait’s regional waters.

Newly entrusted with ensuring the safety of the country’s oil fields, the Kuwaiti National Guard has put itself on alert. The National Guard in Kuwait also has a center equipped with defense system and advanced technology for surveillance and control.

Al-Qabas also reported that the Kuwaiti Ministry of Electricity and Water has increased security measures, which according to informed sources has put in place contingency plans to protect power plants and power stations. of water purification.

Al-Rai newspaper announced the strengthening of security measures to protect Kuwaiti oil tankers against the backdrop of rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region.

According to the newspaper, the journey traveled by the oil tankers is closely monitored and Hashem Hashem, executive director of Petroleum Corporation (KPC), is responsible for this.

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