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Kuwaiti emir arrives in Baghdad amid regional tensions

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Kuwaiti Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, arrives in Baghdad amid “unprecedented tensions and developments witnessed by the region”, Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported on Wednesday.

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah was met by Iraq's president, oil minister and other senior Iraqi officials and will discuss bilateral ties and recent regional and international developments, Kuwait's state news agency KUNA said.

This is the second official visit by Sheikh Sabah to Iraq since 2012.

The two OPEC member states transport most of their crude through the Strait of Hormuz, through which almost a fifth of the world's oil passes, and near where six tankers have been attacked in the past month.

The United States and Saudi Arabia have accused Iran of being behind the attacks, which Tehran denies. Kuwait has described the tanker attacks as a threat to international peace and security.