Kuwait to raise port security level

September 27 2019 Print This Article

Kuwait will raise its port security level of facilities, the Kuwait Ports Authority (KPA) according to the report.

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 a oil price hike.

Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the U.S. held Iran, the Houthi ally, accountable.(Source; Xinhua)