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August 11, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arab leaders Friday abandoned hope of negotiating a peaceful solution to the Persian Gulf crisis and called for dispatching Arab troops to the region to hold back Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's proclaimed holy war against the United States and the "emirs of oil" in the gulf.
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August 15, 1990 | KIM MURPHY and NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Cargo planes ferrying Moroccan troops arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, and Egypt prepared to dispatch 2,000 more soldiers to Saudi desert encampments as Arab gulf states appeared to join a international trade embargo aimed at flushing Iraqi troops out of Kuwait. Syria said it is sending a "symbolic" military contingent to join the pan-Arab and U.S. forces assembling in the desert's blistering heat to guard against possible invasion by the 120,000 Iraqi troops gathered near the Saudi border.
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NEWS
August 12, 1990 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When President Bush decided to halt trade with Iraq as its troops were spilling into Kuwait on the morning Aug. 2, it was the opening move in a strategic contest in which the rules, the stakes and the other players were unknown. In a world increasingly focused on protecting local and regional interests, the United States risked being the only player willing to bid decisively against Iraq's Saddam Hussein.
NEWS
August 15, 1990 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roughly two-thirds of Americans said they are paying "very close" attention to news about the deployment of American troops to Saudi Arabia, according to a survey to be released today. That is more people than paid close attention to the invasion of Panama last January, but fewer than closely watched some other major news events, including the ordeal of Jessica McClure, the little girl who was trapped in a Texas well three years ago.
NEWS
August 15, 1990 | KIM MURPHY and NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Cargo planes ferrying Moroccan troops arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, and Egypt prepared to dispatch 2,000 more soldiers to Saudi desert encampments as Arab gulf states appeared to join a international trade embargo aimed at flushing Iraqi troops out of Kuwait. Syria said it is sending a "symbolic" military contingent to join the pan-Arab and U.S. forces assembling in the desert's blistering heat to guard against possible invasion by the 120,000 Iraqi troops gathered near the Saudi border.
NEWS
August 14, 1990 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The governments of Kuwait and other Middle East nations are mobilizing a second phase of tactical military pressure on Iraq to supplement the U.S.-orchestrated Operation Desert Shield, ranking Arab diplomats said Monday. The plan would effectively open three new "fronts" on Iraq's borders with Syria and Iran and within Iraq among its long-restive Kurdish population.
NEWS
August 12, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A number of Arab leaders arrived at last week's emergency summit meeting prepared to offer Iraqi President Saddam Hussein substantial incentives for pulling out of Kuwait, including cash payoffs and loan credits, increased control of a disputed oil field and a face-saving way to withdraw his forces, sources close to the talks said Saturday. But negotiations were cut off even before they began when the Iraqi delegation, furious about Saudi Arabia's summoning of a U.S.
NEWS
August 12, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, declaring that there is "no hope" for a peaceful solution to the crisis in Kuwait, dispatched the first of several thousand troops to Saudi Arabia on Saturday to serve alongside a growing multinational force poised to defend against further Iraqi incursions.
NEWS
August 14, 1990 | KAREN TUMULTY and MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Bush Administration has deliberately wrapped murky language around its efforts to choke off shipping to and from Iraq so that it can avoid pitfalls of international law and give both the United States and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein some diplomatic room to maneuver. The Administration has stopped short of calling the action a blockade, because that would amount to an act of war under international law.
NEWS
August 13, 1990 | WILLIAM J. EATON and JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Responding to a request from the exiled government of Kuwait to enforce a comprehensive U.N. trade embargo, the United States said Sunday that it will begin stopping ships loaded with Iraqi oil or carrying other goods to or from Iraqi ports. Secretary of State James A. Baker III, while shunning the term blockade to describe the planned cutoff of all maritime trade with Iraq, said that the "interdiction" policy will begin immediately. President Bush, asked in Kennebunkport, Me.
NEWS
August 14, 1990 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The governments of Kuwait and other Middle East nations are mobilizing a second phase of tactical military pressure on Iraq to supplement the U.S.-orchestrated Operation Desert Shield, ranking Arab diplomats said Monday. The plan would effectively open three new "fronts" on Iraq's borders with Syria and Iran and within Iraq among its long-restive Kurdish population.
NEWS
August 14, 1990 | KAREN TUMULTY and MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Bush Administration has deliberately wrapped murky language around its efforts to choke off shipping to and from Iraq so that it can avoid pitfalls of international law and give both the United States and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein some diplomatic room to maneuver. The Administration has stopped short of calling the action a blockade, because that would amount to an act of war under international law.
NEWS
August 14, 1990 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With U.S. Navy ships in place to enforce an undeclared blockade, the economic embargo of Iraq is having an "excellent" impact as the United States tries to squeeze Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, the White House said Monday. As Administration officials focused on the impact of the sanctions on Iraq, the State Department revealed in Washington that about 500 Americans trapped in Kuwait by Iraq's Aug.
NEWS
August 14, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fighter pilots and crew on board the aircraft carrier Independence, on station near the mouth of the tense Persian Gulf, on Monday declared themselves ready for combat if the confrontation with Iraq explodes. But the battle group's commander said he has received no orders to interdict Iraqi shipping, although Secretary of State James A. Baker III said Sunday that U.S. forces "now have the legal basis for interdicting" shipping.
NEWS
August 13, 1990 | WILLIAM J. EATON and JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Responding to a request from the exiled government of Kuwait to enforce a comprehensive U.N. trade embargo, the United States said Sunday that it will begin stopping ships loaded with Iraqi oil or carrying other goods to or from Iraqi ports. Secretary of State James A. Baker III, while shunning the term blockade to describe the planned cutoff of all maritime trade with Iraq, said that the "interdiction" policy will begin immediately. President Bush, asked in Kennebunkport, Me.
NEWS
August 12, 1990 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When President Bush decided to halt trade with Iraq as its troops were spilling into Kuwait on the morning Aug. 2, it was the opening move in a strategic contest in which the rules, the stakes and the other players were unknown. In a world increasingly focused on protecting local and regional interests, the United States risked being the only player willing to bid decisively against Iraq's Saddam Hussein.
NEWS
August 15, 1990 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roughly two-thirds of Americans said they are paying "very close" attention to news about the deployment of American troops to Saudi Arabia, according to a survey to be released today. That is more people than paid close attention to the invasion of Panama last January, but fewer than closely watched some other major news events, including the ordeal of Jessica McClure, the little girl who was trapped in a Texas well three years ago.
NEWS
August 14, 1990 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With U.S. Navy ships in place to enforce an undeclared blockade, the economic embargo of Iraq is having an "excellent" impact as the United States tries to squeeze Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, the White House said Monday. As Administration officials focused on the impact of the sanctions on Iraq, the State Department revealed in Washington that about 500 Americans trapped in Kuwait by Iraq's Aug.
NEWS
August 12, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A number of Arab leaders arrived at last week's emergency summit meeting prepared to offer Iraqi President Saddam Hussein substantial incentives for pulling out of Kuwait, including cash payoffs and loan credits, increased control of a disputed oil field and a face-saving way to withdraw his forces, sources close to the talks said Saturday. But negotiations were cut off even before they began when the Iraqi delegation, furious about Saudi Arabia's summoning of a U.S.
NEWS
August 12, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, declaring that there is "no hope" for a peaceful solution to the crisis in Kuwait, dispatched the first of several thousand troops to Saudi Arabia on Saturday to serve alongside a growing multinational force poised to defend against further Iraqi incursions.
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