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Government tasks special team for emergencies
August 29, 2013, 4:56 pm

The government at a an extraordinary session held on Thursday tasked a special team to follow up on regional events and activate contingency plans and take necessary precautions to preserve national security and stability.

The Cabinet, during the special session, examined rapid developments witnessed in the region following increasing news about an imminent military operation in Syria, against backdrop of the regime "crime of employing chemical arms in Al-Ghouta in Damascus suburbs last week, claiming hundreds of civilian and innocent lives.

"That was a criminal act, prohibited by international laws and conventions, and breached humanitarian principles and norms." The Cabinet statement was read by the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Minister of Health, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, after the session, chaired by HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
The Cabinet warned of prospects of more chemical attacks in Syria that would result in "fall of more victims, unless the international community shoulder the moral responsibility of facing such criminal actions and take deterrent action to avert their recurrence."

The Cabinet, during the session held at Al-Seif Palace, was briefed by ministers about preparations that had been taken by the departments as a precaution against all possibilities at the security level "and all matters related to securing basic services, supplies, basis of security, stability, facilitating citizens' work and serving their interests." The Cabinet tasked a team headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to complete all necessary precautions.

The team is charged with following up on events and developments, executing the plans for coping with diverse emergencies, taking all necessary precautions to preserve the country security and stability, ensuring all services, needs for the citizens and residents.
Also in this regard, the Kuwaiti Government affirmed its support for the brotherly Syrian people in their humanitarian ordeal, urging His Almighty to bestow upon them security and stability, so they may live freely, in dignity and peace. Moreover, the Cabinet expressed hope the international efforts would result in ending the blood-shed and the painful and tragic conditions suffered by the Syrian people

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