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1991 Jan 1 - 1991 Jan 9
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/3441
Middle East (Situation in the Middle East: Iraqi invasion of Kuwait) (Part 36)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2018 Jul 24
Classification: Top Secret - Cab One
Page count: 304
Any docs withheld? 14

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91 Jan 2 Wed Gulf War: UKE Amman telegram to MOD ("Jordanian Perspective on Gulf War Hostilities and JAF Involvement ") [scenarios which might involve Jordan in a Gulf War; "JAF's unenviable position as the meat in the sandwich"] [declassified Jul 2018]
91 Jan 2 Wed Gulf War: UKE Riyadh telegram to FCO ("EC Discussion at Luxembourg") [Prince's Saud concern about German wavering and possible divergence in EC and US positions] [declassified Jul 2018]
91 Jan 2 Wed Gulf War: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO ("the Gulf and Soviet Domestic Politics") ["possibility that Soviet hardliners might use hostilities in the Gulf as a cover for a crack-down on one of their Soviet Republics"] [declassified Jul 2018]
91 Jan 2 Wed Gulf War: UKE Rome telegram 3 to FCO (1736Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait: EPC Ministerial, 4 January") [Italian political Director: "there should be no question of the EC sending a mission to Baghdad"; eventual meeting had to take place in Europe and at such level to enable Italian Minister to demontrate to the public and Parliament that every effort had been made to persuade Iraqis to get out of Kuwait] [declassified Jul 2018]
91 Jan 2 Wed Gulf War: UKE Paris telegram 2 to FCO (1810Z) ("EC Discussion at Luxembourg - Mitterrand's New Year Message") ["Mitterrand's New Year message balances French readiness for use of force with need to go on working for peace"] [declassified Jul 2018]
91 Jan 2 Wed Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 11 to FCO (2340Z) ("Iraq/Kuwait") ["any statement issued following the EPC ministerial meeting on 4 January should avoid giving the impression of differences between the US and the EC"] [declassified Jul 2018]
91 Jan 2 Wed Gulf War: Powell letter to FCO ("Advice for British Communities Middle East") [PM might be content with proposal to extend advice to the dependents of British nationals in Jordan and Yemen] [declassified Jul 2018]
91 Jan 2 Wed Gulf War: Powell letter to FCO ("Egypt/Iraq") [Prime Minister wonders if he should ask President Mubarak about his message to Saddam Hussein ] [declassified Jul 2018]
91 Jan 2 Wed Gulf War: Powell letter to MOD ("Timing of Military Action Against Iraq") [Prime Minister demands report about how to speed up deliveries of items needed to ensure that British forces are ready at an earlier date] [declassified Jul 2018]
91 Jan 2 Wed Gulf War: Powell briefing for Prime Minister ("Meeting of Ministers: the Gulf") [PM's visit to the United States; wider international aspects; British Embassy in Baghdad; other subjects not on the agenda] [declassified Jul 2018]
91 Jan 2 Wed Gulf War: No.10 conversation record ("The Gulf") [Powell-Scowcroft call: possible reduction of diplomatic staff from Embassies in Baghdad; Baker's visit to the Gulf; likely timing of military action] [declassified Jul 2018]
91 Jan 3 Thu Gulf War: UKE Riyadh telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait") [reaffirmation of Saudi's idea that "Saddam must either withdraw, or be forcibly ejected" ] [declassified Jul 2018]
91 Jan 3 Thu Gulf War: MOD letter to Powell ("Timing of Military Action Against Iraq") [?] [declassified Jul 2018]
91 Jan 3 Thu Gulf War: MOD letter to Powell ("Rules of Engagement") [amendments to ROE concerning the case of an Iraqi pre-emptive attack against UK or allied forces or on the host nations in which thet are deployed; need for delegated authority to activate the relevant ROE] [declassified Jul 2018]
91 Jan 3 Thu Gulf War: Attorney-General letter to Secretary of State for Defence ("Gulf Crisis: Media Handling") [content with King's position] [declassified Jul 2018]
91 Jan 3 Thu Gulf War: MOD letter to Powell ("Iraq/Kuwait: Security Breach") ["we can reassure the Americans that plans for operations against Iraq have not been compromised"] [declassified Jul 2018]
91 Jan 3 Thu Gulf War: Cabinet Secretary briefing for PM ("OPD(G): 3 January") [Prime Minister's visit to Camp David; current international situation; British Embassy, Baghdad] [declassified Jul 2018]
91 Jan 3 Thu Gulf War: Cabinet Secretary note for Powell (PM's visit to the Gulf) [Chief of Defence Staff's intention to go to the Gulf with the PM; better if Powell puts the proposal forward] [declassified Jul 2018]
91 Jan 3 Thu Gulf War: Powell minute for Prime Minister ("US Request for an Aircraft Carrier or the Red Sea") [reservations about the need to send a UK aircraft carrier to the Red Sea following the Secretary of State for Armed Forces' minute on the subject] [declassified Jul 2018]
91 Jan 3 Thu Gulf War: Powell minute for Prime Minister ("The Gulf: Church Leaders") [arrangements for a meeting between the PM, the Archibishop of Canterbury and Cardinal Hume about the Gulf] [declassified Jul 2018]