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August 25, 1990 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraq began surrounding and sealing off foreign embassies in occupied Kuwait on Friday and, breaking its earlier promises of safe passage, announced it would detain in Baghdad a contingent of American diplomats who earlier left Kuwait. American officials said Iraqi soldiers took up positions at the entry and exit to the U.S. Embassy compound in Kuwait. "They're just not letting anybody through," State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said.
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September 3, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait said Wednesday that an attack was possibly being planned against it, and a note found on a plane warned of a bomb attack on the U.S. mission in the Philippines. In Yemen, a Coca-Cola factory received a warning to shut down before it gets bombed by militants, factory officials said Wednesday. Washington has closed some of its diplomatic missions worldwide and increased security at others since the Aug. 7 bombings of the U.S.
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November 30, 1990 | From Associated Press
Americans who have been living off canned tuna and rice at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait have received fruit, vegetables and a case of cigarettes from the Iraqis, President Bush disclosed today. A group of Iraqis who showed up with the goods Thursday said they would return with a second delivery, including soft drinks, on Saturday, Bush said during televised remarks on the Persian Gulf crisis. Bush said the Iraqis also told the Americans to make a list of medical supplies they need.
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December 1, 1990 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a surprise gesture, Iraqi officials Friday delivered a basket of fruit, vegetables and cigarettes to the besieged U.S. Embassy in Kuwait city, three months after Iraqi forces cut off water and electricity and ringed the outpost with troops. The unexpected move--which followed strong American protests against the Iraqi treatment of diplomats and hints of a U.S. armed resupply convoy--intrigued President Bush, although he acknowledged that he does not know what it means.
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June 30, 1987 | Associated Press
A gas cylinder accidentally exploded in the U.S. Embassy compound today as construction workers were loading acetylene on a truck, an embassy official said. The official said the explosion set two other cylinders on fire. Firefighters put out the blaze. The extent of damage was not immediately known. "It was an accidental explosion related to construction activity going on at the embassy," the spokesman said. "It was not an act of terrorism."
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September 3, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait said Wednesday that an attack was possibly being planned against it, and a note found on a plane warned of a bomb attack on the U.S. mission in the Philippines. In Yemen, a Coca-Cola factory received a warning to shut down before it gets bombed by militants, factory officials said Wednesday. Washington has closed some of its diplomatic missions worldwide and increased security at others since the Aug. 7 bombings of the U.S.
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December 1, 1990 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a surprise gesture, Iraqi officials Friday delivered a basket of fruit, vegetables and cigarettes to the besieged U.S. Embassy in Kuwait city, three months after Iraqi forces cut off water and electricity and ringed the outpost with troops. The unexpected move--which followed strong American protests against the Iraqi treatment of diplomats and hints of a U.S. armed resupply convoy--intrigued President Bush, although he acknowledged that he does not know what it means.
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October 29, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The U.N. Security Council today adopted a resolution holding Iraq responsible for war damages and asking states to document financial losses and mistreatment of civilians arising from Iraq's occupation of Kuwait. The vote was 13 in favor and none against, with abstentions by Cuba and Yemen. The draft was sponsored by Britain, Canada, Finland, France, Romania, the United States, the Soviet Union and Zaire.
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October 30, 1990 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.N. Security Council, seeking to increase pressure on Saddam Hussein, voted Monday to demand the resupply of beleaguered Western embassies in Kuwait city and to establish an initial framework for financial claims against Iraq for its August invasion. Council members also urged countries to collate information about Iraq's human rights violations as a step toward determining Iraq's responsibility for war crimes.
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August 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
Saddam Hussein made diplomats his latest target Friday, ringing foreign missions in Kuwait with Iraqi troops and detaining a group of U.S. Embassy staff and dependents who had been promised safe passage from his capital. Britain said tanks surrounded its embassy, and the water and power were cut. Diplomats made Hussein a target too. The Soviet envoy to the United Nations said Friday that Moscow would back a U.S.
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November 30, 1990 | From Associated Press
Americans who have been living off canned tuna and rice at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait have received fruit, vegetables and a case of cigarettes from the Iraqis, President Bush disclosed today. A group of Iraqis who showed up with the goods Thursday said they would return with a second delivery, including soft drinks, on Saturday, Bush said during televised remarks on the Persian Gulf crisis. Bush said the Iraqis also told the Americans to make a list of medical supplies they need.
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November 2, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER and DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Bush Administration is exploring new moves in the Persian Gulf crisis in an effort to break the lengthening stalemate there without incurring the huge casualties of all-out war, officials said Thursday. Already, White House officials are seeking United Nations approval for a resupply column that would attempt to pass through Iraqi military lines and relieve the besieged U.S. Embassy in Kuwait city. Other U.S. officials are considering ways to obtain a new U.N.
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October 30, 1990 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.N. Security Council, seeking to increase pressure on Saddam Hussein, voted Monday to demand the resupply of beleaguered Western embassies in Kuwait city and to establish an initial framework for financial claims against Iraq for its August invasion. Council members also urged countries to collate information about Iraq's human rights violations as a step toward determining Iraq's responsibility for war crimes.
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October 29, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The U.N. Security Council today adopted a resolution holding Iraq responsible for war damages and asking states to document financial losses and mistreatment of civilians arising from Iraq's occupation of Kuwait. The vote was 13 in favor and none against, with abstentions by Cuba and Yemen. The draft was sponsored by Britain, Canada, Finland, France, Romania, the United States, the Soviet Union and Zaire.
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August 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
Saddam Hussein made diplomats his latest target Friday, ringing foreign missions in Kuwait with Iraqi troops and detaining a group of U.S. Embassy staff and dependents who had been promised safe passage from his capital. Britain said tanks surrounded its embassy, and the water and power were cut. Diplomats made Hussein a target too. The Soviet envoy to the United Nations said Friday that Moscow would back a U.S.
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August 25, 1990 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraq began surrounding and sealing off foreign embassies in occupied Kuwait on Friday and, breaking its earlier promises of safe passage, announced it would detain in Baghdad a contingent of American diplomats who earlier left Kuwait. American officials said Iraqi soldiers took up positions at the entry and exit to the U.S. Embassy compound in Kuwait. "They're just not letting anybody through," State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said.
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November 2, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER and DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Bush Administration is exploring new moves in the Persian Gulf crisis in an effort to break the lengthening stalemate there without incurring the huge casualties of all-out war, officials said Thursday. Already, White House officials are seeking United Nations approval for a resupply column that would attempt to pass through Iraqi military lines and relieve the besieged U.S. Embassy in Kuwait city. Other U.S. officials are considering ways to obtain a new U.N.
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April 22, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Hostages freed in Algiers from a hijacked Kuwait Airways jet arrived home Thursday to a tumultuous reception, but the whereabouts of the hijackers remains unclear. Western diplomatic sources said they have evidence that the hijackers had reached Beirut. Officials at Beirut International Airport denied that they landed there. Cheers of joy, white doves and an embrace from the Emir of Kuwait greeted the 29 freed hostages as they came home to a heroes' welcome.
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June 30, 1987 | Associated Press
A gas cylinder accidentally exploded in the U.S. Embassy compound today as construction workers were loading acetylene on a truck, an embassy official said. The official said the explosion set two other cylinders on fire. Firefighters put out the blaze. The extent of damage was not immediately known. "It was an accidental explosion related to construction activity going on at the embassy," the spokesman said. "It was not an act of terrorism."
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