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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 21 Tue Gulf War: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO ("Gorbachev's speech, 17 August: foreign and defence aspects") ["Robust defence of Soviet external policy in the face of criticism and old thinking from some of the military"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: Soviet round-up, 21 August") [Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister talks with Shevardnadze] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKE Kuwait telegram to FCO ("Kuwait resistance movement") ["evolving... successful small scale attacks... less than unanimous support for return to the status quo ante"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKE Kuwait telegram to FCO (EC nationals) [all "except the British and French (and possibly the Germans ....) are now free to leave Iraq and Kuwait"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKE Kuwait telegram to FCO ("Future of embassies") [MT alarmed by proposed softening of UK stance and apparent weakening of EC solidarity] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKE Kuwait telegram to FCO ("Detained British citizens") ["Our present understanding of the location of British detainees"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKE Baghdad telegram to FCO ("Foreigners in Iraq") ["sites where the Iraqis appear to be considering housing Western detainees"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKE Bonn telegram to FCO ("FRG military reaction to Gulf crisis") ["participation in the present Gulf crisis seems most unlikely"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue 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 21 Tue Gulf War: Charles Powell minute to MT ("The Gulf crisis") [attaches "main overnight telegrams... UN Security Council broke at 0230 without result. The Americans are particularly fidgety about an Iraqi tanker in the Gulf of Oman"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: Charles Powell minute to Ingham (Gulf crisis) [ "I think we shall want opportunities for the Prime Minister to speak out publicly"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue 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 21 Tue Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (Charles Powell-General Scowcroft) ["It is rather hard to believe that the Americans have not taken their thinking on military options further... But I think this is probably as much as we can get for now from General Scowcroft" ] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: No.10 letter to Hurd PS ("The Gulf Crisis: Jordan") [international aid to mitigate impact of implementing sanctions against Iraq - MT believes "Europe should be ready to give a lead"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Patrick Mayhew, Alan Clark, Lynda Chalker, Percy Cradock) ["Iraq/Kuwait: Security Council"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Patrick Mayhew, Alan Clark, Lynda Chalker, Percy Cradock) ["Iraq/Kuwait": OECD discussion on implementation of sanctions; role of ICRC; aid for Jordan; British citizens; rules of engagement; RAF; military & civil air training for Iraqis; sanctions-busting] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (MT, President Vassiliou of Cyprus) ["Iraq/Kuwait": phone conversation: "[UK/US] should attack Iraq... [or else] a negative attitude towards [ongoing presence of] US forces would develop... among the Arab masses"; do not overestimate Iraqi army] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Omani Minister of State for Foreign Affairs) [Iran - Rafsanjani seeking improved relations with the West; Yemen; hostages; long-term strategy post-Gulf crisis] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue 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]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: Hurd PS letter to No.10 ("Iraq/Kuwait") ["counter-propaganda against Iraq"; CDP - "The task is to get on and DO it"] [declassified Jul 2017]