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
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
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)
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