The Kuwaiti defense minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Sabah has denied rumours about plans to support U.S. troops in the Gulf state after their withdrawal from Iraq by year’s end. “Not at all. We have (no plan) to relocate U.S. troops to Kuwait or increase their numbers,” - Alarabiya.net quotes Kuwaiti defense minister as saying. “They (U.S. troops) will only pass through Kuwait from Iraq (on their way) to the United States. Their presence is governed by the U.S.-Kuwait (defense) pact and nothing will surpass this agreement,” – he added.