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Gulf War: UKMIS United Nations telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: Security Council resolution: comment") ["resolution has now been adopted... bitterness aroused by this act of bad faith [Yemeni last-minute abstention] spread a good deal wider than the US delegation... last-minute delay brought about by the Soviet Union seems... to have actually strengthened [the resolution's] political effect"] [declassified Jul 2017]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/3085 f62
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Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 2pp
Themes: Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (Middle East), Foreign policy (International organizations), Defence (general), British relations with the US, British relations with the Soviet Union