Kuwait reappoints oil, finance minister in new cabinet

  • Date: 03-Mar-2021
  • Source: Arab News
  • Sector:Oil & Gas
  • Country:Kuwait
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Kuwait reappoints oil, finance minister in new cabinet

KUWAIT: Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah issued a decree on Tuesday approving a new cabinet that reappointed the oil and finance ministers, the state news agency said. The current government had been acting in a caretaker capacity since resigning in January in a standoff with parliament. Oil Minister Mohammad Abdulatif Al-Fares, Finance Minister Khalifa Hamade and Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Sabah were reappointed in the new cabinet. PARIS: France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday that a censure resolution would be lodged at the International Atomic Energy Agency in the coming days to criticize Iran's decision to curb cooperation with the agency. Britain, France and Germany pressed on Monday ahead with a US-backed plan for a resolution by the UN nuclear watchdog's board despite Russian and Iranian warnings of serious consequences. LONDON: The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two commanders of Yemen's Houthi militia, blaming them for attacks amid Washington's efforts to stop the devastating war. The sanctions against the Houthis' naval and air force chiefs, Mansur Al-Saadi and Ahmad Ali Ahsan Al-Hamzi, come after President Joe Biden lifted a broader designation of the Iran-backed militia as a terrorist group due to concerns of