Delegate Suffers Stroke at Summit
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) _ Prince Nawaf, Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief and the No. 2 official in the Saudi delegation to the Arab summit here, was hospitalized after suffering a stroke Wednesday, delegation members said.
The prince had gone to a hospital Tuesday night after having pain in his eye, was checked and returned to his hotel, Saudi delegation members said on condition of anonymity. He suffered the stroke after the opening session of the summit Wednesday.
There was no immediate word on Prince Nawaf’s condition. An official at the American University of Beirut Hospital told The Associated Press that Nawaf was in the intensive care unit but refused to give other details.
Briefing reporters, Lebanese Culture Minister Ghassan Salameh confirmed Prince Nawaf was hospitalized but did not identify his illness.
Prince Nawaf, a brother of the Saudi leader King Fahd, was appointed intelligence chief in September. He served as finance minister under the late King Saud, who ruled from 1953-64, and has traveled extensively during the past 30 years as an envoy for Saudi Arabia.