Gulf Arab nations offer condolences over death of President George H.W. Bush

AP , Saturday 1 Dec 2018

Gulf Arab nations allied with the U.S. have offered their condolences over the death of President George H.W. Bush.

Bush's death at the age of 94 takes on greater importance in the region over his actions in the 1991 Gulf War that saw Iraq expelled from Kuwait.

Leaders in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday offered condolences to both President Donald Trump and former President George W. Bush for the elder Bush's death.

Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who also is the UAE's prime minister and vice president, tweeted that Emiratis remember Bush as ``a firm ally and friend.''

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said similarly offered condolences.

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