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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 21 Tue Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (MT, President Vassiliou of Cyprus) ["Iraq/Kuwait": phone conversation: "[UK/US] should attack Iraq... [or else] a negative attitude towards [ongoing presence of] US forces would develop... among the Arab masses"; do not overestimate Iraqi army] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Omani Minister of State for Foreign Affairs) [Iran - Rafsanjani seeking improved relations with the West; Yemen; hostages; long-term strategy post-Gulf crisis] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia) [CDP: "unusually overwrote and elated and did not invariably make sense"; Bandar: "The joint conclusion of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria was that Saddam Hussein must not be allowed to get away with the invasion and occupation of Kuwait. ... the bottom line was that Saddam Hussein must be removed"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: Hurd PS letter to No.10 ("Iraq/Kuwait") ["counter-propaganda against Iraq"; CDP - "The task is to get on and DO it"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: FCO record of conversation ("Iraq/Kuwait: call by Soviet Ambassador, 21 August") [Hurd meeting with Zamyatin - account of Shevardnadze talks with Iraqi Deputy PM; WEU meeting in Paris; sanctions] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: FCO record of phone conversation ("Iraq/Kuwait: Secretary of State's telephone conversation with Secretary Baker") [discussion of various issues including need for further Security Council resolution before enforcing embargo, and future of embassies in Kuwait] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 21 Tue Gulf War: Cabinet Office briefing for MT ("Ad hoc Group on the Gulf: 11.00 am on Tuesday 21 August 1990 at No 10") [UN resolution on interception of Iraqi tanker; Britons in Iraq/Kuwait; aid for Jordan; counter-propaganda; further deployment; terrorism; oil] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 22 Wed Gulf War: FCO telegram to UKMIS United Nations ("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 United Nations telegram to FCO ("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 United Nations telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps") [enforcement of sanctions: text of latest draft resolution] [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]
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]