Kuwaiti government requests special 6.2 billion dinar budget for weapons

DUBAI - The Kuwaiti government asked parliament to approve a supplementary budget of 6.2 billion dinars ($20.4 billion) to fund weapons purchases for the military over 10 years, al-Rai newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Sabah, minister of state for cabinet affairs, confirmed on the sidelines of a conference that the government sent a request for a special budget, but declined to specify the amount requested.
Al-Rai said the government asked that the money be drawn from the country's general reserves.
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