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Parliament session turns secret for interpellation of HH Premier

KUWAIT, June 14 (KUNA) -- Speaker of the national Assembly Jassem Al-Kharafi ordered an in-camera session of the parliament on Tuesday in response to a government request for deliberating topics of the interpellation motion addressed to HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Speaking on behalf of the government, Minister of Oil and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs, Dr. Mohammad Al-Busairi, said the government requested the closed-door session in line with Article 69 of the parliament bylaw.
Upon the governmeNt request, the speaker ordered evacuation of Abdullah Al-Salem Hall of non-members of the parliament for holding the secret session.
HH the Prime Minister has affirmed his readiness to respond to the remarks of the MPs who have filed the motion.
MPs Dr. Walid Al-Tabtabaei, Mohammad Hayef and Mubarak Al-Waalan submitted the interpellation motion to the NA Secretariat-General, on May 22, against HH the Prime Minister.
The legislators, who filed the motion to grill HH Sheikh Nasser in his capacity as premier, according to article 11 of the National Constitution, charged him with acts "detrimental to the national security of Kuwait and its ties with the Gulf Cooperation Council States by adopting a biased policy in favor of the Iranian regime." Provision 100 stipulates that MPs enjoy the right to grill the prime minister or members of his cabinet over issues within their jurisdictions.
Deliberating the interpellation topics must be held eight days after submission of the motion, in a non-urgent manner and with consent of the concerned executive. However, on May 31, the Parliament approved a request by HH the Prime Minister to delay the interpellation, in line with Article 135 of the parliament by-law. (end) ms.jy.sss.hrz.ysa.rk KUNA 141116 Jun 11NNNN