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Kuwait sets up court to try bombing case

The Kuwaiti government formed a state security court Monday to try within a week 10 members of a Muslim fundamentalist group arrested in connection with last week's wave of bombings in Kuwait.

The minister of state for cabinet affairs, Abdel-Aziz Hussein, said the 10 arrested men - seven Iraqis and three Lebanese - belonged to an underground Iraqi fundamentalist group, the al-Dawa al-Islamia (Islamic Call), with close ties to Iran.

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In Washington Sunday, Iran's ambassador to the United Nations repeated his government's denial of involvement in recent Middle East terrorist bombings and accused the Reagan administration of making Iran a scapegoat for such incidents.

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