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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 22 Wed Gulf War: MODUK telegram to BRITDEFAT Baghdad ("Iraq/Kuwait: de-confliction") [US/Iraqi exchange of rules of engagement] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 Wed 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 Wed 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 Wed Gulf War: FCO record of conversation ("Iraq/Kuwait": Douglas Hurd, Gerald Kaufman) ["legal basis... [but] to attack Iraqi forces in Kuwait... would be a caastrophic error"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 Wed Gulf War: FCO telegram 473 to UKMIS New York (1515Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps in the UN") ["Ministers are concerned by... the apparent softening in the US position"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 Wed Gulf War: UKMIS New York telegram 1060 to FCO (1836Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps") ["Chinese (and even Russians) may be coming round, but want to refer evidence of sanctions-busting to the economic sanctions committee"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 Wed Gulf War: UKMIS New York telegram 1061 to FCO (1808Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps") [enforcement of sanctions: text of latest draft resolution] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKHC Kuala Lumpar telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait - next steps in the UN") ["Malaysians agree on the need for firm implementation but have serious doubts about the use of force"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: FCO record of conversation (Howe-Hawke) ["Lord President's visit to Australia: talks with Prime Minister Hawke" - Gulf crisis; Uruguay Round; Gorbachev; East Germany; Antarctica/environment; South Africa; Cambodia ; UK arms sales] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: views of Soviet MFA: 23 August") [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2019 to FCO (1630Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps in New York") ["US... pushing hard for a resolution on enforcement today... credibility of the UN and the Security Council at stake"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2020 to FCO (1900Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: Security Council resolution") ["Shevardnadze has asked Baker for another day's grace"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2028 to FCO (2330Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: contingency planning") ["American policy... Offensive military action... still considered a worst-case scenario... integrity of Kuwait [need not] necessarily entail.... downfall of Saddam Hussein... mainly a metaphor for the free flow of oil... it was the British on whom the Americans could rely"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu 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 Thu Gulf War: UKE Damascus telegram to FCO ("Syria: attitude to Iraq/Kuwait crisis") ["continues to support the Western view... But there are signs that the regime is out of step with popular sentiment"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKE Riyadh telegram to FCO ("Rules of engagement") [possible use of Kuwaiti planes by Iraq] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKE Muscat telegram to FCO ("Vice-Chief of Defence Staff's visit") [account of requests to Sultan by Dick Cheney; Omanis fear being "swamped by US forces"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKE Tel Aviv telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: Israeli attitudes") [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKE Baghdad telegram to FCO ("Kuwait - Baghdad convoy") ["All UK and LE staff... arrived safely"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu 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]