Archive

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

Selections from this file

Showing items 41 - 60 of 80

Per page:
Date Valuesort descending Title
90 Sep 9 Sun Gulf War: No.10 minute to MT ("Helsinki summit") ["skirted round the question of possible use of force: and it was fairly clear that Gorbachev was not ready to subscribe to this"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 9 Sun Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation ("Iraq") [Charles Powell, Professor Bernard Lewis: advice on the Gulf crisis] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 9 Sun Gulf War: King Fahd of Saudi Arabia letter to MT (protective equipment against chemical weapons for the Saudi armed forces) ["I greatly appreciate the directive which was issued to British Aerospace plc to secure this equipment urgently"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 9 Sun Gulf War: UKE Riyadh telegram to FCO ("Saudi financing of US military effort") ["will amount to relatively little"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 8 Sat Gulf War: Waldegrave PS letter to No.10 ("Humanitarian assistance of refugees from Iraq") ["[MT] takes the view that it is for the... [UN] itself to head a fund-raising drive... she has reservations about the constant recourse to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait for finance"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 8 Sat Gulf War: Charles Powell minute for MT ("Gulf crisis") [US/Soviet meeting in Helsinki; air blockade; additional UK forces] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 8 Sat Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2183 to FCO (0010Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait") ["The mood is not bellicose. The President has support because he has been seen to be firm yet measured, and to have secured unprecedented international backing"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 7 Fri Gulf War: John Maples letter to Peter Lilley ("Iraq and Kuwait sanctions: insurance") ["prohibit[ion of] payments into blocked Iraqi and Kuwaiti accounts" ] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 7 Fri Gulf War: No.10: Policy Unit letter to Potter (oil prices) [John Wybrew note: "Talk of an impending oil crisis is ill-founded unless war breaks out"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 7 Fri Gulf War: Charles Powell note to MT (update) [overnight telegrams; "Excellent press coverage of your speech"; Bush to call at 12.30; 300 women & children flown out last night; UN Sec Gen meeting with Tariq Aziz; sanctions] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 7 Fri Gulf War: No.10 letter to Department of Trade & Industry ("Prime Minister's meeting with King Hussein") ["excerpt dealing with the revocation of export licenses for the export of arms to Jordan"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 7 Fri Gulf War: Peter Lilley letter to Hurd (telecommunications lines with Iraq & Kuwait) ["should be maintained"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 7 Fri Gulf War: Hurd PS letter to No.10 ("Gulf crisis: US burden-sharing initiative") ["what... [MT] might say about a UK contribution to assistance for Egypt, Turkey and Jordan when she telephones the President"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 7 Fri Gulf War: Hurd PS letter to No.10 ("Iraq-Kuwait: counter-propaganda") [objectives and methodology] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 7 Fri Gulf War: Hurd PS letter to No.10 ("Iraq-Kuwait emergency: use of 0898 system") ["The signs are that the public has accepted that no profit will be retained by the FCO, and that the system was introduced because there was no other way of meeting public demand"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 7 Fri Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2179 to FCO (2250Z) ("Gulf crisis: US/Israeli contacts") ["Israelis assure Administration that they will maintain low profile, but seek increased US assistance on intelligence and arms supplies"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 7 Fri Gulf War: UKE Rome telegram to FCO ("Extraordinary EPC Ministerial meeting, Rome, 7 Sept") ["centred on the question of financial support for Turkey, Jordan and Egypt"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 7 Fri Gulf War: UKDEL NATO telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: high-level US briefing of North Atlantic Council") ["emphasises the need for NATO solidarity, equitable burden-sharing and readiness for a long haul"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 7 Fri Gulf War: UKE Moscow record of conversation ("Iraq/Kuwait: call on Belonogov") [UK amabssador to the USSR, Permanent Representative of the USSR to the UN] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 7 Fri Gulf War: UKE Kuwait telegram to FCO ("Other Embassies") [staff departures & staff remaining] [declassified Jul 2017]