May 5, 1991 |
Rebuffed in its request for a long-term U.S. troop presence inside its borders, Kuwait is prepared to consider an alternative plan to deploy 25,000 or more troops from Egypt, Syria and the six Persian Gulf countries, according to government officials and diplomats in the Kuwaiti capital. Foreign ministers from the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council will meet here today to consider proposals for ensuring the future security of the Gulf region.
April 28, 1991 |
One of the biggest, riskiest cleanup jobs in history--ridding Kuwait of millions of Iraqi mines and unexploded allied bombs--is about to be privatized. No civilian firm has ever been hired to tackle an assignment even remotely like it. But within days, the Kuwaiti government is expected to announce its choice of U.S., British and French companies to clear deadly ordnance from huge tracts of its southern and western desert.
March 17, 1991 |
Kuwait's prime minister told visiting U.S. senators Saturday that democracy will have to wait until security is restored and the country ravaged by Iraq's invasion is rebuilt. Sheik Saad al Abdullah al Sabah, who is also the crown prince, said that moving Kuwait toward greater democracy is an "obligation and commitment." But he told a 17-member Senate delegation making a one-day visit to Kuwait that the government's "first priority is the security situation."
February 28, 1991 |
President Bush announced a suspension of hostilities in the Persian Gulf War Wednesday night, declaring to the nation and the world: "Kuwait is liberated. Iraq's army is defeated. Our military objectives are met." Speaking from the Oval Office just 97 hours after U.S. and allied forces stormed into Iraq and Kuwait, the President said the coalition would suspend all offensive combat operations at midnight EST, and laid out conditions that Iraq must satisfy to make the suspension permanent.
February 27, 1991 |
Once Iraqi forces are pushed out of the country, the restored Kuwaiti government plans to impose martial law for at least three months and perhaps as long as a year, according to detailed plans drawn up by the U.S. Army to guide American forces assisting Kuwaiti officials.
February 17, 1991 |
Egyptian and Syrian troops will be stationed in Kuwait and other areas of the Persian Gulf as part of a postwar regional peace force in exchange for billions of dollars in economic aid from the oil-rich Arab nations, diplomatic sources said Saturday.
February 10, 1991 |
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, warning that allied military actions in the Persian Gulf War threaten to destroy Iraq and thereby "exceed the mandate" set by the United Nations, announced Saturday that he will immediately send an envoy to Baghdad to try to end what he called the "largest war in recent decades." Gorbachev reiterated his commitment to the U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at liberating Kuwait and expressed concern about the way the U.S.