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Hezbollah members attending a rally in Beirut, Lebanon, November 2011. (AP)

Beirut – The Lebanese Foreign Ministry received a “strongly-worded” letter from its Kuwaiti counterpart, demanding “the Lebanese government to assume its responsibilities towards ‘Hezbollah’s’ hostile practices against Kuwait,” revealed Lebanese sources on Friday.

The letter stressed that the “Hezbollah” group is “involved in spying in Kuwait and in funding and arming the terrorist al-Abdali cell, in order to destroy the current system in the state of Kuwait.”

It therefore called for taking the “necessary measures that would deter the group, seeing as it is a member of the Lebanese government,” hoping that Kuwait would be informed of these measures “to preserve the fraternal ties.”

Widely-informed sources at the Lebanese Foreign Ministry refused to confirm or deny the letter, but Arab diplomatic sources in Beirut said it has been received by Lebanon. Several media outlets also reported on it.

The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry justified its letter with the ruling of a Kuwaiti court that proved the involvement of Lebanon’s “Hezbollah” in criminal practices linked to the al-Abdali cell, “which was seeking to carry out hostile practices against the Kuwaiti state in order to destroy its system through illegal means.”

“The government of the state of Kuwait considers ‘Hezbollah’s’ actions to a be a threat to the country’s security and stability and blatant and dangerous meddling in its internal affairs.”

“Seeing as the party is a component of the Lebanese government, the state of Kuwait calls on it, out of the special ties that bind the two countries, to exercise its responsibilities in thwarting these reckless acts committed by Lebanon’s ‘Hezbollah’,” added the Foreign Ministry letter.