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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 Washington telegram 1992 to FCO (0045Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: foreign nationals") [US position] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 1993 to FCO (0055Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: the US domestic dimension") ["Most Americans remain confused and uncertain about their country's involvement in the Middle East... [but] support the President's handling of the crisis"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 1994 to FCO (1350Z) ("Iraqi tanker") ["US... determined to obtain a resolution today... but if [not] they will... not stop tanker... would test Yemeni assurances... [and] provide solid evidence of sanctions evasion"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 1997 to FCO (1700Z) ("Yemen and Iraqi tanker") ["The future of US/Yemeni bilateral relations would depend on Yemen adhering to that undertaking [not to break sanctions]"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2003 to FCO (2159Z) ("Gulf crisis: Jordan") ["US actively considering immediate economic assistance... will continue to hold Jordan to full implementation of UN sanctions"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKE Paris telegram to FCO ("Secretary of State's meeting with French foreign minister: 21 August: WEU meeting") [Hurd, Roland Dumas: Allied strategy] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKE Paris telegram to FCO ("WEU Ministerial meeting, Paris, 21 August") ["Good meeting... includes decision... on close coordination of operations in the Gulf region"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKE Paris telegram to FCO ("WEU Ministerial meeting (Paris 21 August 1990)") [statement condemning invasion of Kuwait, and endorsing UN resolutions and embargo of Iraq] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKE Paris telegram to FCO ("Mitterrand press conference") ["France... toughening its attitude towards Iraq... embargo needed to be properly enforced"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKE Muscat telegram to FCO ("Interceptions with Iraqi tanker: my telecons with Boyce (Emergency Unit)") ["Americans have been authorised to enter Omani territorial waters"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKE Muscat telegram to FCO ("Visit of Vice-Chief of Defence Staff") [Japanese assistance; Yemeni policy; meeting with Dick Cheney; media strategy; terrorism; Iran; India; UK cooperation] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO ("Gorbachev's speech to officers in Odessa, 17 August") ["no longer seen by the Soviet people as the man calling the shots... that said, the speech deserves attention"] [declassified Jul 2017]
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 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]