Iran’s president offers condolences to Kuwait over Emir’s death
Iran's President Ebrahim Raeisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian have extended condolences to Kuwait on the passing of Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.
In a message on Saturday, Raeisi offered his condolences to the new Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Mishal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah and the country's government as well as its Muslim nation.
Sheikh Nawaf died at the age of 86 on Saturday.
In late November, Sheikh Nawaf was rushed to hospital for an unspecified illness. In the time since, the tiny and oil-rich Persian Gulf nation had been waiting for news about his health.
State-run news agency KUNA previously reported that he traveled to the United States for unspecified medical checks in March 2021.
Sheikh Nawaf ruled Kuwait from September 29, 2020 to his death on December 16, 2023. He had succeeded to the throne following the death of his half-brother Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.
In another message, Amir-Abdollahian also extended his condolences to the Kuwaiti nation and government on the loss of the Emir.
He also wished success, dignity and security for Kuwait.