Saud Nasser Al-Saud Al-Sabah

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Saud Nasser Al-Saud Al-Sabah (3 October 1944– 21 January 2012) was a member of the Kuwaiti royal family, politician and diplomat.

Biography[edit]

Sabah was born on 3 October 1944.[1]

Sabah served as ambassador of Kuwait to Great Britain in the 1980s.[2][3] Then he served as Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States during the First Gulf War, more specifically from 1981 to 1992.[4] In 1992, he was appointed information minister and served in the post until March 1998.[4] He was oil minister from March 1998 to 2000.[2] He resigned from the post due to an explosion that killed five workers at three oil refineries.[5]

He and his daughter Nayirah were reportedly involved in Citizens for a Free Kuwait – a front group established by the Kuwaiti government to promote US involvement in the Gulf War. This involvement was covered in the 1992 documentary film To Sell a War.[6]

Sabah died of cancer on 21 January 2012.[2][4]

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kuwait Royal Ark.
  2. ^ a b c Kuwait mourns former oil minister Khaleej Times, 22 January 2012
  3. ^ "Kuwait former oil minister dies – royal court". Inquirer. AFP. 22 January 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Kuwait's ex-ambassador to the US dies". Al Jazeera. 22 January 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kuwait oil minister resigns in wake of explosion". Lubbock Avalanche Journal. AP. 27 June 2000. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "CBC: To sell a war". Richard Prins. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2013.