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Gulf War: UKE Baghdad telegram to FCO ("Saddam's peace initiative") [proposals have "little to commend them [but] ... should not... be totally dismissive... in order to avoid provoking Saddam unnecessarily... clearly believes that he can use foreign hostages as a lever to break... resolve on sanctions"] [declassified Jul 2017]

Document type: Declassified documents
Document kind: telegram
Venue: -
Source: PREM19/3077 f320
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: Read other documents selected from this file. The full file from which this item is taken can be seen here - PREM19-3077.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 3pp
Themes: Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (Middle East), Foreign policy (International organizations), Defence (general), British relations with the US