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Dubai - Kuwait foreign minister called on armed forces to be on high alert and be prepared to confront any incident which might destabilise security of the country, state news agency KUNA reported on Tuesday. .

Kuwait has beefed up security around key state institutions after an unidentified drone was spotted flying over the capital on Saturday and due to mounting tensions in the Gulf region.

Prime Minister Shaikh Jaber Mubarak on Sunday held an emergency meeting with senior security officials in the country over regional tensions.

“Security agencies started necessary investigations into the drone flight monitored on the coastal side of Kuwait City and steps taken to confront it,” Deputy Prime Minister and Acting Interior Minister Anis Al Saleh said after the meeting without details.

The prime minister instructed the security officials to tighten security around vital installations in the country.

The measures were described by the Kuwaiti media as “maximum and unprecedented”.