Archive

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: 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]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKMIS New York telegram 1058 to FCO (2345Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps") [MT critical of proposals: "We [would] be giving up existing powers"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: UKMIS Geneva telegram 576 to FCO (1544Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: Mr Waldegrave's visit to Geneva: call on Sommaruga (ICRC)") ["...[ICRC] would not allow legalistic difficulties to prevent their operating [in Kuwait & Iraq] but... could do nothing without Iraqi agreement"] [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 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]