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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: 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 23 Thu Gulf War: UKMIS United Nations telegram to FCO ("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 United Nations telegram to FCO ("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 United Nations telegram to FCO ("Anglo-Iranian relations") [UK contacts with Iranian government go "back to square one"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKMIS United Nations telegram to FCO ("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 United Nations telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps") ["latest text of the draft resolution"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKMIS United Nations telegram to FCO ("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 to FCO ("German reaction to Gulf crisis") [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKMIS United Nations telegram to FCO ("Buchan family") [CDP: "i.e. The Baby"; Gulf crisis: "an extreme example of Iraqi contempt for its international obligations"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKHC Kuala Lumpar telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait - next steps in the UN") ["Malaysians agree on the need for firm implementation but have serious doubts about the use of force"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: FCO record of conversation (Howe-Hawke) ["Lord President's visit to Australia: talks with Prime Minister Hawke" - Gulf crisis; Uruguay Round; Gorbachev; East Germany; Antarctica/environment; South Africa; Cambodia ; UK arms sales] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: views of Soviet MFA: 23 August") [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2019 to FCO (1630Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: next steps in New York") ["US... pushing hard for a resolution on enforcement today... credibility of the UN and the Security Council at stake"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Aug 23 Thu Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2020 to FCO (1900Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: Security Council resolution") ["Shevardnadze has asked Baker for another day's grace"] [declassified Jul 2017]