Kuwait Renews Warning to Citizens against Traveling to Lebanon

Kuwait hailed on Friday Lebanese security agencies for thwarting a kidnapping attempt against a Kuwaiti national in Lebanon.

It renewed however its travel warning to its citizens against heading to Lebanon.

The Kuwaiti Embassy in Lebanon thanked in a statement the security agencies for stopping the kidnapping of a Kuwaiti national in Bhamdoun, noting that such incidents are aimed at tarnishing Lebanon's image and violating its stability.

It warned all of its nationals against traveling to Lebanon given the current situation in the country, renewing its demand for them to leave it immediately for their safety.

The National News Agency had revealed on Friday that the security forces had thwarted the kidnapping of a Kuwaiti national, who is residing in Bhamdoun.

It said that the assailants were seeking to abduct him for material reasons.

On May 26, the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry had stated that “it is monitoring with concern the unstable situation in Lebanon, hoping that it would overcome this difficult phase.”

On Monday, the Gulf Cooperation Council decided to adopt several measures against Hizbullah members in the council's member states as a response to the party's involvement in the Syrian conflict.

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