The Kuwait News Agency reports that His Most Excellent Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said on Wednesday that UK troops leaving Iraq would only be passing through Kuwait and would not take station in any base here, as there is no need for such a step.
His Most Excellent and Exalted Supreme Highness told Al-Nahar local daily that there are no agreements between the two states on having bases or stationed forces.
Which is curiously at variance with the report in todays Daily Telegraph that ..
The troops leaving Iraq would operate from a new base in neighbouring Kuwait, from which they would escort convoys and train Iraqi forces.
Military chiefs are negotiating with the Kuwaitis and a new barracks, called the Kuwait Support Base, should be operational by the end of the year.