Kuwaiti Islamic charity rejects US accusations

The Kuwaiti government says it regrets" the decision Friday by the U.S. Treasury Department to freeze any assets found in the United States belonging to the Kuwait-headquartered group.

Kuwaiti Islamic charity rejects US accusations
Kuwait's Revival of Islamic Heritage Society says US accusations that it channels money to groups including Al-Qaeda are baseless.

The Kuwaiti government says it regrets" the decision Friday by the U.S. Treasury Department to freeze any assets found in the United States belonging to the Kuwait-headquartered group.

Khaled al-Jarrallah, the undersecretary of the foreign ministry, said Sunday Kuwait trusts the role and the transparency" of the charity.

The Revival of Islamic Heritage denied in a statement Sunday it has any connections to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida. It says American allegations are not backed by any material evidence."

This small oil-rich state in the Gulf is a major ally of Washington.

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