On August 18, KUNA reported the emir had “recovered from a setback and is in good well being”. It additionally cited a palace assertion with out specifying the character of the “setback”.
Earlier that day, Iranian Overseas Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wished Sheikh Sabah a “speedy restoration” after holding talks with officers from the oil-rich Gulf emirate.
The emir travelled to the US for a gathering with President Donald Trump which was cancelled when he was admitted to hospital.
Sheikh Sabah had a pacemaker fitted in 2000 and he underwent profitable urinary tract surgical procedure within the US in August 2007.
The Kuwaiti emir has dominated the US ally and OPEC oil producer since 2006 and steered its international coverage for greater than 50 years.
He has pushed for diplomacy to unravel regional points, reminiscent of the continuing boycott of Qatar by 4 Arab nations, and hosted main donor conferences for war-torn nations like Iraq and Syria.
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