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August 22, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Western European nations toughened their stand against Iraq politically and militarily on Tuesday, with four more countries pledging to send warships to the Persian Gulf region and Britain ruling out negotiations for the release of Western hostages. Rallying around the hostage issue, the governments of the nine members of the Western European Union met in emergency session in Paris.
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August 23, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush on Wednesday called tens of thousands of military reserve forces to active duty and declared that although the United States is "prepared to talk" to Iraq, U.S. officials will refuse to negotiate under Iraqi "preconditions." "The United States won't be threatened," Bush declared, rejecting Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's demands that American troops be withdrawn from Saudi Arabia before negotiations can begin on the freeing of U.S. hostages held in Iraq and Kuwait.
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August 23, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush on Wednesday called tens of thousands of military reserve forces to active duty and declared that although the United States is "prepared to talk" to Iraq, U.S. officials will refuse to negotiate under Iraqi "preconditions." "The United States won't be threatened," Bush declared, rejecting Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's demands that American troops be withdrawn from Saudi Arabia before negotiations can begin on the freeing of U.S. hostages held in Iraq and Kuwait.
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August 22, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Western European nations toughened their stand against Iraq politically and militarily on Tuesday, with four more countries pledging to send warships to the Persian Gulf region and Britain ruling out negotiations for the release of Western hostages. Rallying around the hostage issue, the governments of the nine members of the Western European Union met in emergency session in Paris.
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