Kuwait emir to visit Iraq Wednesday

The visit "comes amid unprecedented tensions and developments witnessed by the region," said KUNA.
Tuesday 18/06/2019
Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah attends the opening session of a summit of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the Saudi holy city of Mecca in the early hours of June 1, 2019. (AFP)
Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah attends the opening session of a summit of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the Saudi holy city of Mecca in the early hours of June 1, 2019. (AFP)

Kuwait's ruler will visit Iraq on Wednesday, state news agency KUNA reported, saying the trip comes amid unprecedented regional tensions after attacks on tankers in the Gulf.

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah's visit will discuss bi-lateral relations and "comes amid unprecedented tensions and developments witnessed by the region," the agency said, referring to attacks near the strategic Strait of Hormuz shipping lane, which Washington has blamed on Tehran.

(Reuters)