Kuwait Raises Security Alert Level At Oil And Commercial Ports

KUWAIT, Sept 21 (NNN-KUNA) – Kuwait will raise its port security level of facilities, the Kuwait Ports Authority (KPA), said on Friday.

The decision was issued by Khaled Al-Roudhan, Kuwait’s minister of commerce and industry, and state minister for services, KPA said in a statement.

According to the ministerial decree, Kuwait will raise security level of all port facilities in the country.

The decision aims to preserve the security of the country and its territory, as well as, ports, under conditions experienced by the region, the statement said.

On Sept 14, bomb-laden drones hit two oil production plants of Saudi oil giant, Aramco, in Abqaiq and Khurais, knocking out half of its oil output and leading to an oil price hike.

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the U.S. held Iran, the Houthi ally, accountable, although Iran has denied it.– NNN-KUNA