Secretary Blinken: Kuwait showed great leadership in managing regional crises

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) , Thu, Jul 29, 2021

KUWAIT, July 29 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Thursday that Kuwait had shown great leadership in resolving regional crises.

The American official, in a joint press conference, pointed out that the US feels proud in its friendship with Kuwait, and its determination to strengthen the relationship on all levels.

He praised Kuwait's efforts in backing peace and international security in the region, pointing out that Kuwait is a vital partner in ending the war in Yemen.

"We have appointed a special envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking, to lead our diplomatic affairs to end the war, and he is working hard. It is up to the Houthis to show good intentions to end this war," he added.

On the same matter, he expressed appreciation to Saudi Arabia's efforts in reaching that goal, and showed commitment to supporting Saudi's security.

When asked about the Iranian nuclear file, he responded, "the US made several indirect attempts for peace talks, but the Iranians refused to communicate directly, we have showed our European allies, Russia and China that we have the intention to return to the nuclear file."
"The ball is in Iran's court now, and it has to show good faith, as we are committed to reaching a diplomatic solution, but this cannot continue indefinitely if Iran keeps violating international laws," he added. (end)