Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kuwait Accuses Iran of Espionage

Kuwait's foreign minister said that his country uncovered an Iranian “spy cell” monitoring US military presence in Kuwait and possessing explosives to bomb strategic facilities in the country. The news announced today supposedly deal with the actions of the Kuwaiti intelligence to dismantle the cell almost a year ago.

"We are talking about a cell whose task was not only to monitor and record the US military presence that is in their view hostile -- the American forces presence on Kuwait lands -- but it exceeded that," said Sheikh Mohammad al-Salem al-Sabah. "They had explosives and the intention to explode vital Kuwaiti facilities. They had names of officers and they had extremely sensitive information. This indicates bad intentions to harm Kuwaiti security." [Al Arabiya, 21 April].

Kuwait hosts a vast US logistics base, Camp Arifjan, in the desert south of the capital that serves as a staging post for US forces being deployed in neighboring Iraq.

Last month, a Kuwaiti court sentenced two Iranians and a Kuwaiti to death for being part of an alleged Iranian spy ring and expelled three Iranian diplomats supposedly connected to the espionage activities. Earlier this month, Iran expelled three Kuwaiti diplomats.


Anonymous said...

Mr.Uskowi please take a look at these two articles:

''Iraq discussing plan to share crude oil reserves with Iran, Kuwait ''

''Gulf Arabs oppose cut in Iran ties: Kuwait FM''

I hope you will report this news in your blog.

Anonymous said...

Its hilarious that this story surfaced over 1 year ago and all of a sudden in the midst of regional events Kuwait decides to make this an issue. If the information this supposed spy cell had was so sensitive then why did they take over 1 year to decide to take action? Another farce from another arab liar. These arabs only know corruption and violence.

Anonymous said...

Kuwait's leaders are spineless cowards. Soon they will realize that it is in their interest to become allies with a Shia-led Iraq and a rising Iran as both these countries will have more influence in Kuwait then all the GCC combined. Kuwait is filled with Iranians and Kuwait-Iraq trade is booming. Soon Kuwaitis livelihood will rely on Iraq and Iran and Kuwait will move farther and farther away from Saudi Arabia and the other puppet persian gulf states.