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Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Soviet Foreign Minister Primakov and others) [Primakov describes visit to Saddam; urges face-saving "flexible linkage" of withdrawal from Kuwait to Arab/Israeli problem; MT emphatically rejects approach - Saddam "a dictator pure and simple", "We must NOT offer him blandishments"] [declassified Jul 2017]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: Chequers
Source: PREM19/3084 f101
Editorial comments:

1630-1800. Read other documents selected from this file. The full file from which this item is taken can be seen here - PREM19-3084.

Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 4pp
Themes: Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Foreign policy (Middle East), Defence (general), MT contacts with George Bush Sr, Charles Powell minutes, British relations with the US, MT's meetings as PM