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Kuwait: Ambassador to US during 1990 Iraq invasion dies
KUWAIT CITY (AP) ' A government-backed newspaper in Kuwait reports that Sheik Saud Al Nasser Al Sabah, who served as ambassador to the U.S. during Iraq's 1990 invasion of the oil-rich country, has died.
Al-Qabas newspaper says the 68-year-old former diplomat died Saturday. It gave no cause of death.
A statement Sunday from former President George H. W. Bush called Sheik Nasser a "trusted partner" during the U.S.-led war in 1991 that drove Saddam Hussein's forces from Kuwait.
The former ambassador and member of Kuwait's royal family was a leading voice urging for international help during Iraq's occupation. But he was forced to defend his tactics when it was revealed that his daughter, Nayirah, told U.S. lawmakers she witnessed Iraqi soldiers yank infants from incubators. Several rights groups later questioned the account.