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Former PM ready to cooperate with Kuwait corruption and coup probe

The former prime minister of Kuwait, Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, has expressed his willingness to cooperate with the judicial investigation into an alleged coup plot and corruption.

Sheikh Nasser is an influential member of the ruling family who was prime minister between February 2006 and November 2011. He stands accused along with a former speaker of the Kuwaiti parliament, Jassem Al-Kharafi.

French media reported a statement by Sheikh Nasser's lawyer in which he said that his client is ready to respond to all points raised "with full clarity and transparency". This, added Imad Al-Saif, "is part of my client's belief in state constitutional institutions and the rule of law, and his respect for the authority of the Kuwaiti judiciary's fairness and honesty."

Official sources noted that Kuwait's Attorney General received two separate charges from Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah and another member of the ruling family, Sheikh Ahmad Fahd Al-Sabah, on Monday demanding him to investigate the allegations.

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