FILE - In this March 31, 2019 file photo, Kuwait’s ruling emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, attends the opening of the 30th Arab Summit, in Tunis, Tunisia. Kuwait said Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, that its 90-year-old ruling emir Sheikh Sabah has been admitted to a U.S. hospital after an earlier health scare and will cancel an upcoming visit Thursday with President Donald Trump. (Fethi Belaid/Pool Photo via AP, File) (Associated Press)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Kuwait says its ruling 90-year-old emir has left a U.S. hospital after having “successful checkups” that forced him to cancel a visit to the White House.

The state-run KUNA news agency reported early Friday that Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah’s checkups “showed reassuring results.”

The report did not elaborate. KUNA earlier said Sheikh Sabah would reschedule his visit with President Donald Trump.

On Aug. 18, tiny, oil-rich Kuwait acknowledged the emir suffered an unspecified medical “setback,” without explaining what that setback was.

That came after visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter that he was “praying for emir’s speedy recovery.”

Sheikh Sabah has ruled Kuwait since January 2006. He’s pushed for diplomacy to solve regional issues.

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