August 17, 1990 |
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein vowed Thursday that Iraqi troops will not withdraw from occupied Kuwait, declaring in a televised "open letter" to President Bush: "There is no going back." In a personal lecture laden with prophesies of disaster, Hussein told Bush that "you, the President of the United States, have chosen to be a liar like the band you have selected and consider to represent the Arab nation." He warned that U.S.
August 10, 1990 |
Iraq's Saddam Hussein is no military mastermind. He makes a few political bluffs and then hammers straight for his objective. But he is shrewd enough to watch his flanks, and last week he invaded Kuwait apparently confident that Iran and Syria, the enemies on his borders, would not take the opportunity to strike at him. The Iraqi strongman won the first trick, but not without possible cost.
August 26, 1990
As a humanitarian gesture, and as a reflection on the true nature of America, President Bush should ship food to Iraq as a gift. We could make several important points with this gesture and provide for the people in Iraq. Take the ships to the ports of Iraq and let them unload it. Nothing in this world could say it better and all the possible reactions would work to the world's favor. DONALD A. McWILLIAMS Fullerton
December 23, 1990 |
The former combat tank driver seemed out of place selling bras and panties in an indoor bazaar. He was slightly more drawn than when he left for war six years ago, friends said, but he was still brawny enough to haul big sacks of clothing as if they were weightless, and his thick hands made the flimsy wares he sold look like dolls' clothing. He was content, he said, haggling over prices with his customers and patiently tugging at elastic bands to show off the quality.
July 4, 1990 |
The foreign ministers of Iran and Iraq held their first direct talks since a cease-fire was declared in the Persian Gulf War nearly two years ago. Iraqi Foreign Minister Tarik Aziz described his hourlong meeting with Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Velayati as "cordial and constructive." The two sides agreed to the meeting at the U.N. headquarters in Geneva after discussions with Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar. The U.N.
November 2, 1990 |
Iran and Bahrain have agreed to upgrade ties to ambassadorial level and called for an unconditional Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait, Bahrain's foreign minister said Thursday. The Gulf News Agency quoted Sheik Mohammed ibn Mubarak al Khalifa as saying that the two countries also decided to set up a direct maritime link to boost trade. Mohammed met with Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani during a two-day visit to Tehran.
September 7, 1990 |
Iraq will send Foreign Minister Tarik Aziz and other officials to Iran on Sunday, the first such high-level visit since war broke out between the two nations 10 years ago, the Iraqi News Agency reported Thursday. And in Tehran, a newspaper close to Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani said Thursday that Iran may send food and medicine to Iraq despite a U.N. economic embargo.
September 29, 1990 |
Anti-American marchers swept through Tehran and other cities Friday in the first major Iranian demonstrations of the Persian Gulf crisis. Marking the Muslim holy day, pro-Iraqi rhetoric and threats against Western powers heightened the war of words in several other Middle East capitals. Further protests are expected Monday, the anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Mohammed.
September 14, 1990 |
On the heels of its first tenuous diplomatic success in the Persian Gulf crisis, Iraq on Thursday followed the call of its old enemy, Iran, and renewed its attack on the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia. Foreign Minister Tarik Aziz, responding to President Bush's address to Congress on Tuesday night, insisted that Iraq has no intention to invade Saudi Arabia or any other gulf state. "We challenge the U.S.