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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 20 Mon 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 20 Mon 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 20 Mon 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 20 Mon Gulf War: MT letter to Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia (rules of engagement for British Tornado aircraft in Saudi Arabia) ["glad to reassure you that there are no inconsistencies between our Rules and those applied by the Americans"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: No.10 note to MT (meeting tomorrow with Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia) [has requested meeting with MT & intelligence briefing] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: No.10 letter to Tom King PS ("Iraq/Kuwait: additional aircraft") [MT approves] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Hurd, Tom King, Patrick Mayhew, Alan Clark, Percy Cradock, Len Appleyard) [sanctions: rules of engagement; refugees in Jordan; MT message to President Bush; deployment of forces to Arab states; psychological warfare] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: Charles Powell briefing for MT ("Ad hoc Group on the Gulf") [FCO - UN resolution on enforcement of embargo; British citizens in Kuwait; MOD - additional aircraft; Jordan, terrorism, press pools] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon 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 20 Mon Gulf War: Hurd minute to MT ("The Gulf crisis: Jordan") ["King Hussein has given a commitment to President Bush that Jordan will enforce UN sanctions... [but this] would produce a major economic crisis in Jordan"; possible responses] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: Hurd PS letter to No.10 ("Message for King Hussein") [diplomatic rift; Hurd visit to Jordan] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: MT message to King Hussein of Jordan ("Iraq/Kuwait: message for King Hussein") [Hussein's visit to US/talks with Bush; financial aid to support enforcement of UN sanctions; "I should be happy to meet at any time convenient to you ... vital that Britain and Jordan maintain the closest possible contact"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: Charles Powell telegram to General Scowcroft (request for secure line talk) [in next 2-3 days, "some points" which MT "has asked me to raise"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: Hurd press conference (Iraq-Kuwait crisis) [British nationals; purpose of allied deployment; possibility of war; UN resolution on enforcement of trade embargo; British officials in Kuwait] [unclassified; released Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: King-Waldegrave press conference transcript (Gulf crisis) [deployment of additional forces; Iraqi use of Western citizens in Kuwait as military 'shields'] [unclassified; released Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: UKMIS New York telegram 1043 to FCO (2020Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps") [draft SCR emerging from meeting of the Five on 20 Aug] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: UKMIS New York telegram 1042 to FCO (2019Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps") [Chinese & Russian positions; press leaks] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 20 Mon Gulf War: UKMIS New York telegram 1037 to FCO (0005Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps") [draft SCR emerging from meeting of the Five on 19 Aug] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKMIS New York telegram 1048 to FCO (0635Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps") [draft text of latest resolution - No.10 concerned that "it applies only to interdiction at sea"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKMIS New York telegram 1051 to FCO (1800Z) ("Iraqi tanker") ["people in Washington had now calmed down and appreciated the need to proceed carefully with as wide support in the Council as possible"] [declassified Jul 2017]