Kuwait renews its rejection of normalisation with Israel

Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim (AFP)

Mohammad Ayesh

Middle East Eye  /  September 21, 2020

Kuwaiti government sources said that the country’s position on normalisation with Israel is firm and unaltered, noting that Kuwait categorically refuses to normalise relations with the occupying state, according to Al-Qabas newspaper.

During a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week, President Donald Trump said he expected five or six countries to join the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in normalising ties with Israel.

The sources told Al-Qabas that Kuwait was not under any kind of pressure to change its anti-normalisation position, pointing out that the Gulf country maintained national sovereignty over its decision.

The sources also said that Kuwait supported the Palestinian people in obtaining their full rights and reaching a just solution based on international resolutions, the Arab Peace Initiative and the two-state solution. 

Mohammad Ayesh is an Arab journalist currently based in London