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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: 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 20 Mon Gulf War: UKMIS United Nations telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps") [draft SCR emerging from meeting of the Five on 19 Aug] [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: UKMIS United Nations telegram to FCO ("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 United Nations telegram to FCO ("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 United Nations telegram to FCO ("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 to FCO ("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 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]