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1990 Sep 6 - 1990 Sep 13
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/3081
Middle East (Situation in the Middle East: Iraqi invasion of Kuwait) (Part 28)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2017 Jul 20
Classification: Top Secret
Page count: 328
Any docs withheld? No

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90 Sep 11 Tue Gulf War: Charles Powell note for MT ("Gulf crisis") [overnight telegrams, especially Baker's debriefing of NATO on Helsinki Summit; "Our European allies do not come out too well"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 11 Tue Gulf War: No.10 briefing for MT ("The Gulf: meeting with Ministers") [Helsinki summit; sanctions; Emir of Kuwait; aid; additional forces] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 11 Tue Gulf War: Ministry of Defence record of conversation ("Force deployment to the Gulf") [Air Vice Marshal Wilson, General Schwarzkopf] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 11 Tue Gulf War: Peter Lilley PS letter to No.10 (Turkish barriers to EC textile exports) [Lilley looking for 'quid pro quo' deal with Turkey] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 11 Tue Gulf War: King PS letter to No.10 (temporary deployment of Royal Navy patrol craft to Cyprus Sovereign Base Areas (SBAs)) ["in the light of the increased terrorist theat to the SBAs from pro-Iraqi/Libyan terrorist groups"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 11 Tue Gulf War: King minute to MT ("Options for ground force reinforcements to Saudi Arabia") ["if we are just thinking about the political impact... there is no doubt that tanks play very well. But if it came to a conflict and the Challenger did not perform, the down-side risk would be very much greater than with artillery"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 11 Tue Gulf War: Hurd PS letter to No.10 ("Yemen/Saudi Border") [Prince Bandar request for papers] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 11 Tue Gulf War: Cradock minute to Powell ("Resupply of our Kuwait Embassy") [use of Special Operations] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 11 Tue Gulf War: FCO record of conversation ("Secretary of State's meeting with Baker: Gulf") [Hurd, US Secretary of State] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 10 Mon Gulf War: No.10 letter to Hurd PS ("The Gulf: Saudi reactions to Bush/Gorbachev summit") ["Prince Bandar... very alarmed at the constant harping on a peaceful solution"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 10 Mon Gulf War: Patrick Mayhew letter to Hurd ("Gulf crisis: request from the Amir") ["the request... does not embrace the use of force beyond that necessary to enforce economic sanctions... a further request would be needed"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 10 Mon Gulf War: King minute to MT ("Options for further UK reinforcements to the Gulf") [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 10 Mon Gulf War: Embassy of Israel press release ("Reply by the Ambassador of Israel to questions asked regarding Minister of State FCO Mr W Waldegrave's remarks concerning Israel and the Arab-Israel conflict during the House of Commons special session on the Kuwait crisis (6-7 September 1990)") [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 10 Mon Gulf War: President Ershad letter to MT (International Organisation for Migration: aid for Bangladesh) [letter of thanks for UK contribution] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 10 Mon Gulf War: President of the Tunisian Republic letter to MT (Gulf crisis) [appointment of a Special Envoy to UK and proposals for a settlement of the crisis] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 10 Mon Gulf War: UKDEL NATO telegram to FCO ("North Atlantic Council Ministerial meeting, 10 September: Gulf crisis: Bush-Gorbachev summit") ["Baker stressed need for NATO to meet out of area threat"; sanctions; burden-sharing] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 10 Mon Gulf War: UKE Amman telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: King Hussein's visit to Baghdad: 5/6 September") ["likely to continue with his diplomatic efforts to promote a solution... had spoken very frankly to Saddam... there was no choice... if it came to a war, Iraq would be defeated"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 10 Mon Gulf War: UKE Doha telegram to FCO (Prime Minister's speech in the House of Commons Debate) [Emir of Qatar offers congratulations and support] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 10 Mon Gulf War: UKE Riyadh telegram to FCO ("Visit of Secretary Baker") ["Saudis insist that assistance already being given by them equals, and possibly exceeds, that requested by Baker"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 10 Mon Gulf War: Hurd minute to MT ("Gulf: future force levels") ["If Saddam Hussein is to be persuaded to withdraw, we have to keep building up the pressure... We are likely to come under pressure on costs"] [declassified Jul 2017]