Saud Nasser Al-Saud Al-Sabah

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Saud Nasser Al-Saud Al-Sabah

Saud Nasser Al-Saud Al-Sabah (3 October 1944 – 21 January 2012) was a Kuwaiti politician and diplomat.


Sabah greeting Ronald Reagan in 1981
Sabah with George H. W. Bush in 1990
Sabah with John McCain in 1991

Sabah was born on 3 October 1944.[1] 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 2000.[2] He resigned from the post due to an explosion that killed five workers at the country's largest oil refinery.[4]

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.[5]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kuwait Royal Ark.
  2. ^ a b c "Kuwait mourns former oil minister". WAM. 22 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Kuwait's ex-ambassador to the US dies". Al Jazeera. 22 January 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Kuwait oil minister resigns in wake of explosion". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. AP. 27 June 2000. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  5. ^ "CBC: To sell a war". Richard Prins. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2013.