Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah dies
Published: 08:54 PM, 29 September 2020
Photo: Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber
Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber has died at a US hospital on Tuesday, Al Jazeera reported. He was 91.
Since 2007, Sheikh Sabah has been serving as the emir of Kuwait, an oil-rich country in the Arabian Gulf. Earlier, he was admitted to the hospital once in 2019. Al-Sabah then cut short his visit to the United States due to illness, even dropping President Donald Trump from his meeting schedule.
Emir Sheikh Sabah was suffering from various physical complications for a long time. His appendix was removed in 2002. Two years later a pacemaker was replaced in his heart. Urinary tract surgery was performed in a US hospital in 2006.
The Emir of Kuwait has called on both sides to calm down as tensions between the two arch-enemies in the Arabian Gulf escalate between the United States and Iran. Sheikh Sabah is thought to be the architect of modern Kuwait.