October 8, 1994 |
By sending some of his best troops south toward the border with Kuwait, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein seems to have shattered his country's hope of having the United Nations lift the sanctions that have devastated its economy. Word of the troop movements came Friday as Iraq's top diplomat, Deputy Prime Minister Tarik Aziz, was appealing to the United Nations to lift the sanctions, which he said are responsible for growing malnutrition, inadequate medical care and widespread suffering.
March 6, 1992 |
The accusation was shocking, somehow more than an atrocity: "While I was there, I saw the Iraqi soldiers coming into the hospital with guns and go into the room where 15 babies were in incubators. They took the babies out of the incubators, took the incubators and left the babies on the cold floor to die." Stupefying--but true? Amid all the uncontested, horrifyingly brutal actions of the Iraqi occupation army in Kuwait, the notorious baby-incubator story stands out.
September 28, 1991 |
President Bush videotaped a statement at the White House on Wednesday that will appear at the beginning of next weekend's ABC docudrama "The Heroes of the Desert Storm," the producers said. "We sent the White House a copy of the script and asked for the President because we thought it would be an appropriate way to begin the film, to pay tribute to these individuals by having the commander-in-chief of the armed forces salute them," said Don Ohlmeyer, the movie's executive producer and director.
August 30, 1991 |
Kuwaiti warplanes sank an Iraqi gunboat, and coast guard units captured 46 disguised Iraqi soldiers who landed on Bubiyan Island to scavenge abandoned ammunition, Western security officials said Thursday. The clash erupted Wednesday afternoon when Kuwaiti coastal forces intercepted five fishing boats loaded with ammunition as they started to leave the island, the officials said.
August 29, 1991 |
Kuwait complained to the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that about 80 Iraqis backed by 12 naval vessels had landed on Kuwait's strategic Bubiyan Island in violation of the Gulf War cease-fire. The Kuwaiti coast guard and some aircraft destroyed seven of the vessels, according to an unofficial translation of Kuwait's letter to the council and to Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar. Kuwait's U.N.
August 2, 1991
Aug. 1, '90 Aug. 1, '91 Japanese yen per dollar 147.20 137.55 German marks per dollar 1.59 1.76 Oil, per barrel $21.54 $21.27 Gold, per ounce $373.30 $363.20 Silver, per ounce $4.82 $4.05 30-year fixed-rate mortgage 9.98% 9.50% Prime lending rate 10.00% 8.50% Federal Reserve discount rate 7.00% 5.50% Dow Jones industrial average 2,899.26 3,017.67 Source: New York Mercantile Exchange (oil futures); New York Commodity Exchange (metals futures); Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; Federal Reserve