Kuwait vows to fight terrorism after US sanctions its citizens over suspected militant links

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Kuwait's ambassador to the United States says his country is committed to fighting terrorism after the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned three Kuwaiti men suspected of helping finance terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria.

The official Kuwait News Agency, known as KUNA, reported late Wednesday that ambassador Sheik Salem Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah reaffirmed Kuwait's commitment and said it is "approving a law to combat terrorist activity and financing."

The U.S. identified the men as Kuwaitis Shafi al-Ajmi and Hajaj al-Ajmi, as well as Abd al-Rahman al-Aniz, whose nationality was not disclosed. KUNA described all three as Kuwaitis.

The U.S. sanctions Wednesday freeze any assets the three might have in U.S. jurisdiction and bans U.S. citizens from doing business with them.