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From Kuwait Times: Protests, strikes cannot be tolerated, warns PM

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In his speech at the inauguration of the fourth session of the 13th legislative term of Kuwait's National Assembly (parliament) yesterday, the premier expressed grave concerns at the recent spate of public demonstrations and strikes in Kuwait, suggesting that these actions could be considered illegal. The Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah described the protests and strikes as "tantamount to attacks on the state's status, its sovereignty, its interests and its citizens,
warning, "This is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated under any circumstances.

He added that the government condemns the "arbitrary usage of strikes to abstain from work," which he said threaten the interests of the country and its citizens, stressing that strike action should not be viewed as a means of pressuring authorities and describing such actions as illegal.

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