Kuwait City: Kuwait has expressed concern
over an Iranian nuclear reactor on the opposite shore of the
Gulf, saying it fears the fallout from possible leaks, the
official news agency reported.
"Kuwait`s concern is based on fears of any leaks due to
natural causes that may have future consequences," foreign
ministry undersecretary Khaled al-Jarallah was cited as saying
by the KUNA news agency last night.
Kuwait is the nearest country to the Russian-built
nuclear plant in the Iranian city of Bushehr, which lies just
at the other end of the narrow Gulf.
A number of Kuwaiti MPs called on the government to take
precautionary measures against any incident from the Iranian
Iran loaded the Bushehr facility with nuclear fuel on
Saturday and the United States said there was no
"proliferation risk" from the civilian plant because of
Kuwaiti media have reported that a senior Iranian
official is due to arrive in Kuwait within days, possibly to
discuss the nuclear plant issue.
During a short visit yesterday, Qatar`s Prime Minister
Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani conveyed the outcome of his
meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Sheikh Hamad said in statements cited by KUNA that the
Bushehr powerplant was an Iranian affair.
"If the plant is peaceful and for power use according to
our information, then this is a legitimate right for Iran
under international law and we do not want to change this
framework at the present time," he was reported as saying.