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No Kuwaiti support to ISIL -- official
June 20, 2014, 11:38 pm

Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Khaled Sulaiman Al-Jarallah denied Friday the existence of any Kuwaiti support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

In press statements, Al-Jarallah discounted categorically any report claiming that some Kuwaiti entities offer support to ISIL, saying that such a report would be "absolutely inaccurate." "There is no financial funding from inside Kuwait to ISIL or any other organization of its type. All reports purporting that miss the mark." "Aid and assistance are provided for the Syrian people for humanitarian purposes only and if this aid reaches the wrong hands, which would be unfortunate, the onus is not on the giver of the aid.

"Commenting on the concerns raised recently by some MPs about the existence of sleeping cells of ISIL sympathizers in Kuwait and their demand to the government to get ready to counter this danger, Al-Jarallah said "If there are elements that cooperate with ISIL or any other terrorist group this would be a danger not only for Kuwait but also for the whole region." " He went on to say that "It is difficult to claim that there is no danger.

We have to admit that Kuwait and the whole region are facing a danger which requires serious vigilance, prudence and work to safeguard the home front in all Gulf cooperation Council member states." Replying to a question about a division between Kuwaiti Sunnis and Shiites with regard to the stance of the developments in Iraq, Al-Jarallah said "We have never felt such a division and it is not expected at all." " Kuwaiti Sunnis and Shiites are boarding one boat and they are united in the face of any danger that threatens the security of Kuwait or any other country in the region," he said.

"We are totally convinced that Kuwait is strong by its people, cohesion of the home front as wells with its friends and its international relations. And this is our view of the situation.

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