KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait has recently sentenced writer Fouad al-Hashem to seven years in prison after he violated the Electronic Media Act, by posting on Twitter insults aimed the Emir of Qatar, his mother and father.
Further proof that Kuwait is not a mere bystander of the ongoing row pitting Qatar against former Gulf allies, namely Saudi, UAE and Bahrain.
Kuwait has and continues to promote itself a mediator in the conflict.
Kuwait has stayed neutral, playing a reconciliatory position, especially at the 38th GCC summit in Kuwait last December, despite the meeting falling apart before dawn of the scheduled second day was ever reached. he deteriorating circumstances in the Gulf represent a challenge to all of us”,” said Emir Al Sabah, addressing a meeting of senior GCC legislators last Monday, warning of greater regional instability if the dispute between Doha and the other Arab countries is not settled. “We all understand the problems facing our GCC, and these problems require more meetings and consultations on all levels,” he said. “We will never be able to face these challenges individually.” GCC states is vital, constructive and complementary to the role of the official bodies in our countries. You are the legislative body in our countries, which helps to map out the way ahead for development, construction and communication under these delicate circumstances that demand full awareness of their dimensions and risks. Our people look forward with great hope to such meetings to fulfill their aspirations for stability, prosperity and development.