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Kuwait denies Trump’s claim it will back Israel normalization

Trump’s claims that Kuwait could be the next country to normalize relations with Israel, have been met with a firm denial by the kingdom’s cabinet of ministers. At a ceremony in Washington on Friday, Trump awarded the US Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Middleeasteye reported.

At a White House press briefing following the ceremony, Trump said: “We are so excited that we signed the first two countries and I think they’ll (Kuwait) end up fairly quickly being a part of it.” In response, Kuwait’s cabinet of ministers put out a statement on Monday stating: “The cabinet affirms that the Palestinian cause is the first and most important issue to Arabs and Muslims and the State of Kuwait stands by the Palestinian people.”

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