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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: Charles Powell briefing for MT ("Iraq/Kuwait: meeting of Ministers, 23 August") [UN; sanctions; additional forces; rules of engagement; UK citizens; embassies; King Hussein peace mission; US; oil situation; press conference] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: No.10 briefing for MT (Gulf Support Group Helpline) ["formed about 10 days ago... for those who have friends or relatives trapped in Iraq or Kuwait"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: Francis Maude letter to John Wakeham ("Iraq/Kuwait - International Energy Agency") ["further meeting... next week to review the market situation"; registers Treasury interest] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: King PS letter to No.10 ("UN embargo: enforcement action") [completes formulation of naval ROEs; MT content] [declassified Jul 2017]
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 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 23 Thu Gulf War: UKMIS New York telegram 1076 to FCO (2220Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps") ["Developments are now being dictated by the contacts between Shevardnadze and Baker"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKMIS New York telegram 1066 to FCO (0340Z) ("Next steps in New York") [non-aligned countries want stronger text; "some see the resolution as a means for restraining US unilateral action... on Iraq"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKMIS New York telegram 1067 to FCO (0320Z) ("Anglo-Iranian relations") [UK contacts with Iranian government go "back to square one"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKMIS New York telegram 1072 to FCO (1635Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps") ["[US] not sure of Soviet motives... impending Baker/Shevardnadze telephone conversation"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKMIS New York telegram 1071 to FCO (1639Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps") ["latest text of the draft resolution"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKMIS New York telegram 1073 to FCO (2010Z) ("Lebanon hostages: Brian Keenan") [Iranians tell us he will be released on 24 Aug as "a sign of good will"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKE Bonn telegram 1056 to FCO (0915Z) ("German reaction to Gulf crisis") [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKMIS New York telegram 584 to FCO (1416Z) ("Buchan family") [CDP: "i.e. The Baby"; Gulf crisis: "an extreme example of Iraqi contempt for its international obligations"] [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]