Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Jarallah expressed concern over Iranian threats to close the Strait of Hormuz.
"We are concerned over these threats and [are] always trying to prevent tensions in our region," Jarallah said on Sunday, as quoted by the KUNA news agency.
The Strait of Hormuz, a narrow stretch of water between the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, is considered one of the world's most important choke points for world oil trade. More than 18 million barrels of oil pass through the narrow waterway each day, accounting for 30 percent of the world's oil shipments by sea, according to the US Energy Information Administration.
The Iranian oil trade was hit by last May's decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, triggering the reinstatement of the country's Iran sanctions.