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Tue 19 Aug 2008 10:14 AM

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Kuwait begins evacuation drills as war looms

Authorities review drills to prepare for emergencies, ensure safety of citizens.

Kuwait will on Tuesday begin evacuation drills to prepare for possible emergencies, with the threat of war between close ally the United States and neighbour Iran looming large.

The drills will involve the Civil Defense Department (CDD), the Public Department for Firefighting (PDF) and the Medical Emergency Department (MED), state news agency KUNA reported on Monday.

"The drills fall in the framework of Kuwait's efforts to ensure the safety of its citizens and civil servants in case of emergency," Colonel Haidar Bu-Abbas, CDD director of training and personnel affairs, was quoted as saying.

Tensions between Iran and the United States have been steadily escalating in recent months as the Islamic republic presses ahead with its nuclear programme.

Iran has warned that any attack on the country will be met with fierce retaliation against US interests in the region and any neighbouring country that allows itself to be used as a launch pad for a US assault.

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Manoj 12 years ago

The title of this article is totally misleading. Yes, there are tensions between Iran and USA/Israel. But to say that War Looms is gross exaggeration.