(MENAFN - Arab Times) A number of MPs condemned on Monday reports alleging that a Kuwaiti medical delegation sent by His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, to Bahrain was refused entry into the troubled country.
The reports claim that an entry permit for the convoy was cancelled and that the delegation was requested to return to Kuwait. However, other news reports indicate that a convoy that included 53 medical staff and 21 ambulances was allowed into Bahrain on March 20.
MP Saleh Ashour said that the incident is unfortunate and requested the government to clarify the reasons for the refusal of entry to Bahrain. Furthermore, MP Yousef Al-Zalzalah asked the Foreign Minister, Dr Mohammed Al-Sabah, to clarify the situation.
On his part, MP Adnan Abdulsamad said that the rejected convoy was a humanitarian initiative by His Highness the Amir and was subject to humiliation for two days while attempting to go to Bahrain and treat the injured. "Now the convoy was refused entry for no reason," he stated.
By: Nihal Sharaf