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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 12 Wed Gulf War: Hurd PS letter to No.10 ("Iraq/Kuwait: Tunisian proposals") ["an "Arab solution"... unacceptable in many respects"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 12 Wed Gulf War: Cabinet Office minute to No.10 ("Meetings on the Gulf") [MT asked to approve less frequent meetings of Cabinet Office Group "Now that we may be entering the long haul"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 12 Wed Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2218 to FCO (2237Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: Iranian statement") ["[US] sceptical about an Iran/Iraq oil deal, and inclined to play down the Khameini statement"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 12 Wed Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2217 to FCO (2235Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: Cheney and Powell before the Senate Armed Services committee") ["No surprises, and little hard information. Clear Senatorial sense of grievance against Japan/Germany... Burdensharing was a key element"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 12 Wed Gulf War: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: discussion at Foreign Ministers' Dinner") ["Dumas and Shevardnadze think sanctions will have their effect... in two months... [Hurd], Baker and Genscher less sanguine"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 12 Wed Gulf War: UKE Amman record of conversation ("Message from the Prime Minister") [UK Ambassador, King Hussein: "The King has made no secret... of his opposition to foreign intervention"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 12 Wed Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2205 to FCO (0545Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: President's address to Congress") ["A confident and determined address... determination to do whatever may be necessary to reverse Iraq's invasion of Kuwait"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 12 Wed Gulf War: Chairman of the European Democratic Group speech (Strasbourg, 12 September: Gulf crisis) ["Prompt and courageous action by the United States have protected a vital "out of area" European Community interest which - let's be frank -we were simply not organised to protect on our own"]
90 Sep 13 Thu Gulf War: No.10 letter to Hurd PS ("Gulf crisis") [cover letter for Bush message to MT (retained) following his meeting with Gorbachev at Helsinki Summit to discuss Iraq] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 13 Thu Gulf War: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Tom King, Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of the General Staff, & others) ["Additional British forces for the Gulf": MT reservations about efficacy of Challenger 1 tank] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 13 Thu Gulf War: No.10 briefing for MT ("Gulf crisis: Ministerial meeting") [additional British forces; advice to British citizens in Kuwait; assistance for families of hostages] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 13 Thu Gulf War: No.10 briefing for MT ("OD meeting: the Gulf") [additional British forces; military and financial aid burden-sharing; effect of sanctions on British companies] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 13 Thu Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2231 to FCO (2240Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: the US domestic dimension") ["public support... has solidified... [but] a growing mood in Congress that all the Allies should be doing more"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 13 Thu Gulf War: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO ("Baker's call on Gorbachev, 13 September") [UN resolution on air routes embargo; sanctions for violation of existing resolutions] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 13 Thu Gulf War: UKE Riyadh telegram to FCO ("Saudi assistance to states affected by embargo and to costs of US forces") ["greater degree of Saudi munificence... than had been assumed when Baker made his pitch here"; UK looking to US to set precedent for ironing out bureaucracy problems with Saudi funding of fuel, water and in-country transport costs for military forces] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 13 Thu Gulf War: UKMIS UN telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: foodstuffs") [text of draft UN resolution] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 13 Thu Gulf War: UKMIS UN telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: foodstuffs") [draft UN resolution] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 13 Thu Gulf War: UKMIS UN telegram to FCO ("Appointment of relief Co-ordinator") ["Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Sadruddin Aga Khan as his personal representative for humanitarian assistance"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 14 Fri Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2234 to FCO (0053Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: legal basis for further military operations") [US "dismayed that we had gone ahead with the Kuwaitis on our own"] [declassified Jul 2017]
90 Sep 14 Fri Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2232 to FCO (0001Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: Iranian statement") ["may be based on a misunderstanding of US ideas for regional security arrangements... [but] Khameini's words could be taken... as the green light to carry out terrorist attacks against US forces"] [declassified Jul 2017]