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.

Early life[edit]

Sabah was born on 3 October 1944.[1]

Career and activities[edit]

Sabah served as ambassador of Kuwait to Great Britain in the 1980s.[2] Then he served as Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States during the First Gulf War, more specifically from 1981 to 1992..[3] In 1992, he was appointed information minister and served in the post until March 1998.[3] He was oil minister from March 1998 to 2001.[2]

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.[4]

Despite criticism of the Ambassador's daughter and the claims of staging war propaganda through Citizens for a Free Kuwait campaign which was run by Hill & Knowlton; experts argue factually that the First Gulf War was not a planned event nor does it quite fit the suggested documentary film of 1992 To Sell a War;[5] nor was it a campaign effort to spin public relations sentiment in the United States in favor of a War. The First Gulf War was much related to a sequence of time events that dates back to 1973; both historically and factually.[6] Other specialized military experts would go back further to Operation Vantage 1961 and the Kuwait-Iraq 1973 Sanita border skirmish; part of the Iraq-Kuwait relations and while analyzing the operational engagements of the Military of Kuwait; experts factually argue that the stage was set ever since Kuwait was never recognized as an Independent State even after rightly gaining its independence in 1961.

Death[edit]

Sabah died of cancer on 21 January 2012.[3][2] He was 68.[3]

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kuwait Royal Ark
  2. ^ a b c Kuwait mourns former oil minister Khaleej Times, 22 January 2012
  3. ^ a b c d "Kuwait's ex-ambassador to the US dies". Al Jazeera. 22 January 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "CBC: To sell a war". Richard Prins. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "CBC: To sell a war". Richard Prins. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  6. ^ [1], U.S.,Kuwait and Iraq War Timeline 1973–1993