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Kuwait raises security alert level at oil and commercial ports: State media

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Reuters Dubai Sep 20, 2019, 05.10 PM (IST)

Kuwait has raised the security alert level at all of its ports, including the oil terminals, the state-run Kuwait News Agency reported on Friday, citing a decision by Trade and Industry Minister Khaled Al-Roudhan.

"The decision emphasises that all measures have to be taken to protect the vessels and the ports facilities," it said.

The announcement comes after two important oil production facilities in neighboring Saudi Arabia were hit by drones and missiles on September 14, curtailing the crude output of the world's top oil exporter.

Yemen's Houthi group claimed the attacks but a US official said they originated from southwestern Iran. Tehran, which support the Houthis, denied any involvement in the attacks.

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The announcement comes after two important oil production facilities in neighboring Saudi Arabia were hit by drones and missiles on September 14.