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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 23 Thu Gulf War: Hurd PS letter to No.10 ("Jordan: refugees") [Gulf crisis: addressing MT concern; permission to spend £0.5m] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: Hurd PS letter to No.10 ("The Gulf crisis: Jordan") [economic assistance for countries affected by sanctions against Iraq] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 Wed Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2006 to FCO (1845Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps in the UN") ["the Americans must be conscious of the dangers of crying wolf, and we have had other indications they may be determined this time [to act with or without UN authority]"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 Wed Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2008 to FCO (1910Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: politico-military aspects") [US rules of engagement; Saudi Arabia; UN discussions] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 Wed Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2010 to FCO (2117Z) ("Future of embassies in Kuwait") ["US announce publicly that they will not close their Embassy in Kuwait on 24 August ... Appeal to international community to show solidarity"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 Wed Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2013 to FCO (2355Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps in New York") [Bush reluctantly granting Russian request for 48 hour moratorium on interdiction of Iraqi shipping; if no SCR by then, will act under Article 51] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 Wed Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2014 to FCO (2359Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: Iraqi tankers") [conversation with Kimmitt: Iraqi tanker in Aden "might be an example of sanctions busting"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 Wed 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 22 Wed 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 22 Wed Gulf War: UKE Baghdad telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: de-confliction" - Iraqis asks for, and gets, US ROEs) [MT asks on whose authority and rejects sharing UK rules of engagement with Iraqis] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 Wed Gulf War: RNLO Diego Garcia telegram to MODUK FCO (US military build-up) [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 Wed Gulf War: Charles Powell minute for MT ("Iraq/Kuwait: Security Council") ["omens reasonably good" for latest draft resolution; "vote may not be until tomorrow morning... Americans may hold off until then"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 Wed Gulf War: Charles Powell minute for MT ("Gulf Crisis") ["Press coverage of your performance yesterday is very good ... No significant changes on the ground. SOME progress at the UN, but still a long way to go"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 Wed Gulf War: No.10 letter to Hurd PS ("Iraq/Kuwait: counter-propaganda") [MT approves main lines and recommends bringing in an outside specialist to direct the campaign] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 Wed Gulf War: No.10 letter to Hurd PS ("Iraq/Kuwait: UN Security Council") [MT "most disturbed... [by] what she interprets as a most unfortunate weakening in the American position" - rejects Soviet notion of "graduated response" in enforcing embargo] [declassified Jul 2017]
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 21 Tue 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]