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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: 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 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 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]
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]