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Kuwaiti FM denies meeting Livni in New York

Kuwait has denied reports that its Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah met with the Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni on the side-lines of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York yesterday.

The official Kuwaiti news agency reported an anonymous source as saying: “This information is untrue and baseless.”

An Israeli website, close to the Israeli intelligence services, yesterday reported that a “rare” meeting, held in the house of the former US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, brought Livni together with senior Arab officials.

The foreign ministers of Egypt, the UAE, Jordan and Kuwait attended the meeting in addition to the head of the Arab League and the former head of Saudi intelligence, the Walla! website reported.

All Arab states except Egypt and Jordan claim they do not have relations with Israel, which occupies Arabic lands. However, Israeli sources have repeatedly announced cooperation meetings between Arab and Israeli officials.

Former Kuwaiti Parliamentary Speaker Ahmed Al-Sadoun, who heads the Kuwaiti opposition, called for the government to refute or explain the reports made by the Israeli media.

Al-Sadoun wrote on Twitter: “The Zionist entity is a hostile state that does not have relations with Kuwait. The government has to check the credibility of the report that the foreign minister attended this meeting.”

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