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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 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]
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: 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 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]