(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, July 14 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah Sunday regretted there were persons residing in Kuwait and wanted by Egypt's judiciary authority, confirming they were extradited to Cairo.
Al-Jarallah was referring to security authorities' clamping down on a terrorist cell of the Muslim Brotherhood Organization's Egyptian members who had been convicted of terrorism.
Asked by reporters on sidelines of a reception by France Embassy on country's national day about branding the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, Al-Jarallah said Kuwait did not declare the Brotherhood was a terrorist organization.
"This position has already been made public," he said.
Kuwait extradited those arrested to Egypt in line with an extradition agreement, he said.
Al-Jarallah said security coordination with Egypt "is very high. We are satisfied with this cooperation ... because we realize the security of Egypt and Kuwait were linked."
Kuwait Ministry of Interior said members of the cells had been handed down verdicts by the Egyptian judiciary, indicating some of the detainees had been sentenced to 15 years behind bars in their home country.
The MoI personnel located whereabouts of the fugitives, who had escaped from the Egyptian authorities to Kuwait, and arrested them. During interrogations, they admitted to carrying out terrorist operations in Egypt. (end)