Archive (TNA)
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Hurd, Tom King, Patrick Mayhew, Alan Clark, Percy Cradock, Len Appleyard) [sanctions: rules of engagement; refugees in Jordan; MT message to President Bush; deployment of forces to Arab states; psychological warfare] [declassified Jul 2017]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/3077 f369
Editorial comments:

The text records MT asking "how oil tankers could be stopped without bridging the oil tanks", surely an error in dictation - 'breaching' must be meant. 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: 2pp
Themes: Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (Middle East), Foreign policy (International organizations), Media, Defence (general), Judiciary, British relations with the US, MT's meetings as PM, Defence (Gulf War, 1990-91)