Political Analysis

Saudi Arabia Sues Kuwaiti MP Over Yemen Criticism

Kuwaiti MP Abdlhameed  Dashti

The Saudi embassy in Kuwait is suing a Kuwaiti MP who criticized military action against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, Kuwait Times reported.

Shia’a MP Abdulhameed Dashti made the offending comment during an interview on a television station owned by Lebanese Shia’a group Hezbollah. Saudi Arabia has led airstrikes against the Shia Houthis. Its lawsuit claims Dashti’s criticism of the strikes insulted the kingdom, the embassy claims.

It is the second case the kingdom has filed against Dashti. In the first, he was accused of insulting both the kingdom and the Saudi monarchy.