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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
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90 Aug 23 Th Major Gulf War: UKE Baghdad telegram to FCO ("Emissaries of the UN Secretary-General") ["[Tariq Aziz had] spoken bitterly of the Kuwaiti Ruling Family... [and] of the Security Council... then defended Iraq's policy of detaining Western foreigners"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Th Minor Gulf War: UKE Baghdad telegram to FCO ("Embassies in Kuwait") [Iraqi offer to let a single staff member remain in Kuwait] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 We Major Gulf War: UKE Baghdad telegram to FCO ("Economic sanctions") [OECD commercial officers meeting: "large increases in food prices since 2 August, but few other visible signs that sanctions are biting .... it would be a long haul"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tu Major Gulf War: UKE Baghdad telegram to FCO ("Economic sanctions") ["Iraqis begin to institute rationing. Problems over supply of food possibly greater than we had earlier thought"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mo Major 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 22 We Major Gulf War: UKE Amman telegram to FCO ("Message from Prime Minister to King Hussein" - audience with King) [MT: "He is putting himself at the head of the PRO-IRAQ club. That will only make his own position WORSE with the anti-Iraq group"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mo Major 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 23 Th Major Gulf War: UKE Abu Dhabi telegram to FCO ("UAE/US relations: Cheney's visit") ["US riding high. Seeking UAE increased oil production and support with defence costs"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Th Major Gulf War: UKDEL OECD Paris telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: IEA oil market committee, 23 August") [assessment of market prospects] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mo Major 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 23 Th Major Gulf War: UKDEL NATO telegram to FCO ("NATO consultations on Iraq/Kuwait") [Iraqi capacity for offensive action increased; further US shopping list for Western military cooperation; foreign nationals; unanimity on maintaining embassies in Kuwait after 24 Aug; Arab reactions] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mo Minor 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]
90 Aug 20 Mo Major Gulf War: Tom King PS letter to No.10 ("Armilla patrol: enforcement action") ["requested clarification on the circumstances in which and extent to which Armilla ships mights use force to stop sanction breaking ships"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 We Major Gulf War: Tom King minute to MT ("Enhancements to UK forces in the Gulf") [Chiefs of Staff recommend Tornado Squadron be sent to Bahrain] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 We Major Gulf War: Tom King minute to MT ("Enforcement action in support of UN embargo") [No.10 not convinced by proposed further measures] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 We Major Gulf War: RNLO Diego Garcia telegram to MODUK FCO (US military build-up) [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tu Major Gulf War: Powell minute to Ingham (pool facilities for British journalists) [ MT "reservations about being too generous with facilities for the press, in the light of experience during the Falklands campaign"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mo Minor 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 21 Tu Major Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (Sir Percy Cradock, Prince Bandar) [intelligence briefing: "in [Bandar's] view the situation had now reached a point of no return. Recovery of Kuwait by itself was not enough. Unless Saddam was ousted, the region would remain threatened by Iraq"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tu Major Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia) [CDP: "unusually overwrote and elated and did not invariably make sense"; Bandar: "The joint conclusion of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria was that Saddam Hussein must not be allowed to get away with the invasion and occupation of Kuwait. ... the bottom line was that Saddam Hussein must be removed"] [declassified Jul 2017]