Kuwait, March 17 – Kuwaiti Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah accepted a letter of resignation delivered by Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, state official news agency KUNA reported on Monday.
The report said that amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad, however, instructed the government to “run urgent affairs” until a new decree to be issued about the formation of a new government, according to a statement by Kuwaiti Minister of Amiri Diwan Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad.
The official explained that the Prime Minister tendered the government resignation to amir on Monday evening.
Earlier this month, several deputies submitted a request to question Prime Minister al-Sabah, a member of the ruling family, pushing to crisis point a long-running dispute between parliament and the government.
Other media reported that if the resignation is accepted it could further delay approval of a 1.5-billion-dinars (about 5.11 billion U.S. dollars) rescue plan, including bank guarantees to soften the impact of the global financial crisis and plans to lower the dependence of the OPEC country on oil.