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1990 Aug 20 - 1990 Aug 23
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/3077
Middle East (Situation in the Middle East: Iraqi invasion of Kuwait) (Part 24)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2017 Jul 20
Classification: Top Secret
Page count: 370
Any docs withheld? No

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90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: UKMIS United Nations telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps") [draft SCR emerging from meeting of the Five on 20 Aug] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: UKMIS United Nations telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps") [Chinese & Russian positions; press leaks] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 1981 to FCO (1740Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: President Bush's speech of 20 August") ["calls foreigners detained in Iraq/Kuwait hostages... emphasises America's determination with her allies to resist aggression"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 1983 to FCO (2109Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: US policy") [Bush's early return to Washington does not presage change in policy, which "remains as before: readiness for the long haul, in terms of both economic sanctions and defensive military build-up"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: UKE Riyadh telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: US Defence Secretary's press conference in Dhahran") [defines mission of US forces in Saudi Arabia] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: UKE Paris telegram to FCO ("Foreign communities: French reaction") ["French use tougher language... but unclear whether this reflects new rules of engagement... 27 French nationals in Kuwait and Iraq have been taken away to an unknown destination"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: MoDUK telegram to Army Intelligence units ("Operation Granby General Sitrep Ten 20 Aug 1990") [foreign nationals in Iraq & Kuwait; US forces; Royal Navy operations] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: UKE Kuwait telegram to FCO ("Community size") [revised down estimate of numbers of British passport holders remaining in Kuwait - 2200 plus 500 Commonwealth and Irish] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon 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]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: UKE Amman telegram to FCO ("Your visit to the Middle East") ["King Hussein welcomes your proposed visit... still preoccupied with mediation: not focussed on sanctions"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: UKE Amman telegram to FCO ("Jordan's refugee problem") ["Refugees are crossing in large numbers... face severe problems at the frontier. ICRC not yet in action... worth making the offer [of help]"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: UKDEL NATO telegram to FCO ("NATO consultations on Iraq/Kuwait") ["Yemeni forces on maximum alert... US wanted broadest international support"; foreign nationals; enforcing sanctions; Soviet views; Iran; Yugoslavia; terrorism; Syria] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: MT letter to Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia (rules of engagement for British Tornado aircraft in Saudi Arabia) ["glad to reassure you that there are no inconsistencies between our Rules and those applied by the Americans"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: Omani Ambassador letter to No.10 (Minister of State for Foreign Affairs meeting with the Prime Minister) [request for an appointment; arranged for tomorrow] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: No.10 note to MT (meeting tomorrow with Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia) [has requested meeting with MT & intelligence briefing] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: No.10 letter to Tom King PS ("Iraq/Kuwait: additional aircraft") [MT approves] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: No.10 letter to Hurd PS (Amir of Qatar's reply to the Prime Minister relayed by Alan Clark) [No.10 request for draft reply] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon 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]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: Charles Powell briefing for MT ("Ad hoc Group on the Gulf") [FCO - UN resolution on enforcement of embargo; British citizens in Kuwait; MOD - additional aircraft; Jordan, terrorism, press pools] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: Tony Newton PS letter to No.10 ("Daily Star article - "Iraquis get the dole"") ["factually incorrect"; clarification at MT's request] [declassified Jul 2017]