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Kuwait Sanctions Terror Suspects in Compliance with UN Security Council | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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A general view of Kuwait City November 10, 2012. Picture taken November 10. REUTERS/Stephanie Mcgehee

Damam- Several national sources confirmed that Kuwait’s government has responded positively to demands made by the United Nations Security Council on sanctioning eight Kuwaiti leaders accused of involvement with extremist groups, particularly ISIS, al Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, and al Qaeda.

A high diplomatic source said the Council of Ministers has asked the Foreign Ministry to coordinate with the concerned government agencies to ensure the UN Security Council sanctions are implemented. According to reports, the UN Sanctions Committee has asked Kuwait to freeze the assets, slap a travel ban and prevent the supply of arms to these eight Kuwaiti nationals.

The eight were enlisted for terrorism based on Security Council resolution (1267) of 1999, resolution (1989) of 2011, and resolution (2253) issued on December 17, 2015—all of which were established to crack down on ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorists and associated groups and entities.

All states are asked to immediately freeze funds, financial assets or economic resources belonging to UN designated individuals and entities.

The international body distinctly requested that Kuwaiti authorities impose a travel ban to all individuals involved with terror groups and outlaw the transfer of funds and support for radical organizations.

In accordance with the UN concept preventing the supply of arms- the sale or transfer, directly or indirectly- and to prevent any provision of technical advice, assistance or training related to military activities to these individuals whether inside or outside the country.

The eight Kuwaitis were found guilty of violating the law, supporting terror organizations in Syria and Iraq. More so, they were linked to providing funds, arming and recruiting fighters.

Among those listed for terrorism is Hamid Abdullah Ahmed Ali, added on January 16, 2008 for involvement with al-Qaeda. He was found linked to financing terror cells in Kuwait.