Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Kuwait royal family tries to back of anti-Isreal move

The Kuwait Royal family is trying to face down moves by Kuwait's parliament to pull out of the Arab Initiative for peace with Israel. Though technically illegal (the royals and the cabinet are actually obliged to stand by resolutions with a National Assembly majority) they may get away with it. They are under pressure from the USA not to break ranks with the rest of the Arab World and destroy the only peace process achievement since the heady days of the Jordan-Egypt peace with Israel:

Kuwait keen on Arab consensus on peace initiative: Al-Busairi
Kuwait government spokesman Dr. Mohammad Al-Busairi reaffirmed on Monday the government's commitment to maintaining the Arab consensus on the initiative for peace in the Middle East, reaffirmed at several Arab summits . . . More >>>>>>>>>>>