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Kuwait summons Iran envoy over disputed gas field

Latest Update: August 27, 2015 | 81 Views

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait has summoned an Iranian envoy to protest Tehran’s apparent offer of investment opportunities in the disputed Dorra gas field, state media reported on Wednesday.

The move followed a report by the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) about investment possibilities in the Islamic republic, which “covered areas located near the Kuwaiti oilfield,” the KUNA news agency said.

An official at Kuwait’s foreign ministry said Iran’s charge d’affaires was summoned on Sunday and was handed a letter of protest, according to the report.

“The ministry is taking all necessary measures to protect Kuwait’s interests and rights, and maintain neighbourly ties with all countries of the region,” the official said.

He stressed that there was no change to the status of the offshore field “located within Kuwait’s territorial waters”.



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