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June 6, 2022

Kuwait Summons Top US Diplomat Over Tweet

Kuwait’s foreign ministry said that it had summoned a senior U.S. diplomat after the American Embassy posted tweets supporting LGBTQ+ rights.

Jim Holtsnider, Acting chargé d’affairs of the U.S. embassy in Kuwait, tweeted a message from the embassy’s verified Twitter account to mark the beginning of Pride month.

“‘All human beings should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear no matter who they are or whom they love.’ [President Joe Biden] is a champion for the human rights of [LGBTQI] persons,” the tweet read, along with the hashtags “Pride2022” and “YouAreIncluded.”

According to a report, Kuwait’s government issued a statement saying it had summoned Holtsnider about “the embassy’s publication on its social media accounts of references and tweets supporting homosexuality.”

Kuwait’s foreign ministry said it reminded Holtsnider he was under “the obligation not to publish such tweets” and “respect the laws and regulations in force.”

In the country, sex between men specifically is punishable by up to seven years in prison.

After Kuwait announced its summons, U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price shared the tweet, writing, “The United States stands with the LGBTQI+ community everywhere around the world.”

4 comments on Kuwait Summons Top US Diplomat Over Tweet

  1. Andrew says:

    For once, the Arabs are right…..

  2. Don says:

    Another Part of “Creepy Joe’s” peoples planning, piss of the Kuwaitis and the 600K barrels of Oil that we import from them will stop!!!, and they can Make you feel the Pain of Driving a Car even more..

    Get European Liberalism OUT OF AMERICA… There are 2 Genders and your DNA prove it, how you identify yourself is a personal thing and should be! Do what you what, be who you want but QUIT shoving it in everyone’s FACE

  3. Jack Farris says:

    Joe supports gay rights as he and most of his family are as gay as a 4 dollar bill. Look at him and you can tell right off that he is gay. That’s probably why he and Obama are so close as the saying goes two peas in a pod.

  4. John mink says:

    Michelle has an adoms apple

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