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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 7 Fri Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2162 to FCO (0040Z) ("Israeli Foreign Minister's visit to Washington") [Gulf crisis; Arab/Israeli conflict] [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: UKMIS United Nations telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: foodstuffs") ["A very helpful development"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 8 Sat Gulf War: UKMIS United Nations telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: non-aligned meeting") ["the aim was to concert positions with a view to a possible non-aligned initiative"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 8 Sat Gulf War: UKMIS United Nations telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: foodstuffs") ["text of the draft statement"] [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 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 10 Mon Gulf War: Treasury letter to Cabinet Office ("AHGG: financial sanctions") ["payments from blocked accounts to Iraqi students in the UK... [and] instructions from Iraq to amend letters of credit"] [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]