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Kuwait Raises Security Levels at Ports 09/20 06:35

   KHURAIS, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Kuwait says it has raised security levels at 
its ports given ongoing regional tensions following an attack on Saudi Arabia.

   The state-run KUNA news agency reported the decision Friday, quoting 
Kuwait's minister of commerce and industry as making the announcement.

   Khaled al-Roudhan said it affected both commercial ports and oil facilities.

   Small, oil-rich Kuwait separately has told its military to be on heightened 
alert since the Sept. 14 attack on Saudi Arabia.

   That attack halved the kingdom's oil production and has disrupted global 
energy supplies.

   The U.S. alleges Iran carried out the attack. Saudi Arabia says the assault 
was "unquestionably sponsored by Iran." Iran denies being involved in the 
attack and warns any retaliatory strike on it by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will 
result in "an all-out war."


(KR)

 
 
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