|Submitted||Feb. 28, 2014|
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Any records on former Kuwaiti Ambassador to the United States Saud Nasser Al-Saud Al-Sabah, whose 2012 death was widely reported (e.g. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/01/201212289294837.html).
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
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An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.
Dear Mr. Caesar:
This is in response to your February 28, 2014, Freedom of Information Act
request (#42589) about Department of State records relating to Ambassador
Saud Nasser Al-Saud Al-Sabah. We received your request on March 11, 2014.
The National Archives has not yet accessioned records of the Department of
State for the period of the ambassadorship of Saud Nasser Al-Saud Al-Sabah.
To request such records, you will have to submit a Freedom of Information
Act request directly to the Department of State.
We do not consider this response a denial under the Freedom of Information
Act because the records in our custody do not include the information you
This concludes the processing of your request.
If you consider this an adverse response, you may appeal by writing to the
Deputy Archivist (ND), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi
Road, College Park, Maryland, 20740-6001, and explain why you think our
search does not meet the requirements of the FOIA.
DAVID A. LANGBART
Textual Archives Services Division
National Archives at College Park, MD