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Kuwait keen to stop bloodshed in Yemen, supports Saudi security - FM.

MAKKAH, Nov 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait hosted Yemeni-Yemeni peace talks for more than three months earlier this year in a serious attempt to open the door for dialogue and convergence to end bloodshed in the country, a senior official said Thursday. Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister for International Organizations Affairs Plenipotentairy Nasser Al-Heyn made the statement on behalf of Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, to an emergency ministerial meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states. Al-Heyn reiterated Kuwait's condemnation of the heinous crime recently committed by the Houthi militants, launching a ballistic missile toward Makkah. This has been a blatant defiance of heavenly religions, and the international laws and norms, he told an OIC foreign ministers' meeting, adding that the attack was an act of provocation to the all Muslims. He lashed out at such irresponsible acts, and stressed the fact that the Saudi Arabia's security is an integral part of that of the Gulf, and the entire world. The Plenipotentiary urged the Houthis and militias former president Ali Abdullah Saleh to lay down arms and to listen to reason and logic, and to abandon the use of force, to pave the way for a comprehensive political solution that maintains the interests of the Yemeni people and stability in the region. He reaffirmed the necessity of abiding by the GCC Initiative and its Implementing Mechanism, and the outcome of the national dialogue in Yemen, as well as the UN Security Council resolutions, especially No 2216. Al-Heyn renewed Kuwait's support to the ongoing efforts by the UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed in this regard. He said that the OIC emergency ministerial meeting offers an opportunity to enhance support among the member states, to achieve the aspired progress and prosperity for all. (end) nh.msa

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Publication:Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
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Date:Nov 17, 2016
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