Newspaper: Kuwait Position Towards Israel ‘Unchanged’

DUBAI (Reuters) -
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File)

Kuwait’s position toward Israel is unchanged after its accord with the United Arab Emirates and it will be the last country to normalize relations, newspaper al-Qabas reported on Sunday citing Kuwaiti government sources.

Israel and the UAE announced an agreement on Thursday that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two states, making the UAE the only third Arab state to do so.

A Kuwait Foreign Ministry official was not immediately available to comment.

“The Kuwaiti position is consistent with its decades-old foreign policy approach in support of the Palestinian cause, as it is the premier Arab issue, and only accepting a solution if it is what the Palestinians accept,” al-Qabas said.

Palestinians denounced the Israel-UAE deal, while Saudi Arabia and Qatar have remained silent.

Fellow Gulf nations Oman and Bahrain praised the deal.