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August 3, 1990 | TOM REDBURN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The broad trade embargo that President Bush imposed on Iraq is not expected to have a major impact on that country's economy, analysts said Thursday, and Washington cannot push for worldwide sanctions without risking a recession at home. In theory, analysts said that Iraq's heavy economic dependence on selling oil abroad should make it highly vulnerable to the kind of economic sanctions that Bush--and other American Presidents--historically have relied upon to achieve their foreign policy goals.
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October 13, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After an intense lobbying campaign by the Bush Administration, Kuwait has agreed to buy 236 advanced tanks from the United States in a $4-billion deal, Pentagon officials said Monday. The decision, announced in Kuwait Sunday, is a blow to Britain. Its Challenger 2 was the chief competitor of the American Abrams M1A2 main battle tank, and British officials expressed indignation at loss of the contract, blaming election-year pressure by the Administration.
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August 4, 1988
The Reagan Administration has reached an accord with Congress that clears the way for a $1.9-billion arms sale to Kuwait, key House members said. Under the agreement, delivery of 40 F-18 warplanes and Maverick missiles will be stretched out, and Kuwait will return its current A-4 aircraft on a one-for-one basis as the F-18s are delivered, according to California Rep. Mel Levine (D-Santa Monica) and Rep. Lawrence Smith (D-Fla.).
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August 3, 1990 | TOM REDBURN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The broad trade embargo that President Bush imposed on Iraq is not expected to have a major impact on that country's economy, analysts said Thursday, and Washington cannot push for worldwide sanctions without risking a recession at home. In theory, analysts said that Iraq's heavy economic dependence on selling oil abroad should make it highly vulnerable to the kind of economic sanctions that Bush--and other American Presidents--historically have relied upon to achieve their foreign policy goals.
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August 7, 1988 | From Reuters
The government said Saturday that it has agreed to amend an arms deal with the United States that is worth an estimated $1.9 billion. "This amendment was made in a way that corresponds to the interests of Kuwait," Foreign Minister Sheik Sabah al Ahmed al Sabah told Kuwait's official news agency. He gave no details.
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May 12, 1988
Kuwait wants to buy 40 F-18s, the Navy's newest and hottest fighter-bombers, in what would be the first sale of the advanced warplane to an Arab nation, an Administration official told Congress. Assistant Secretary of State Richard W. Murphy disclosed Kuwait's request during testimony before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee. The Administration will notify Congress soon of its intention to proceed with the sale, which Congress must approve.
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July 13, 1988 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan promised the prime minister of Kuwait on Tuesday that he will "keep pitching" for congressional approval for the sale of 40 F-18 fighter jets and 300 Maverick missiles to the Persian Gulf nation, despite a Senate vote to drop the missiles from the $1.9-billion agreement. The controversial weapons deal has come under close scrutiny at a time of heightened tensions in the gulf and during a period when Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, another U.S.
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October 18, 1988
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the main lobbying group for Israel on Capitol Hill, has been called out of step with "the consensus of the organized Jewish community" on some important Mideast issues by leaders of three of the United States' most important Jewish organizations, the New York Times reported.
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August 15, 1988 | From Reuters
This Persian Gulf state's defense minister was quoted Sunday as predicting that the U.S. Congress will approve a compromise $1.9-billion arms deal with Kuwait. Sheik Nawaf al Ahmed al Sabah told the daily newspaper Al Watan that the sale, modified to curb opposition within Congress, still met Kuwait's needs. "The deal will go through without complications from Congress after minor modifications were introduced," he said.
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July 13, 1988 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan promised the prime minister of Kuwait on Tuesday that he will "keep pitching" for congressional approval for the sale of 40 F-18 fighter jets and 300 Maverick missiles to the Persian Gulf nation, despite a Senate vote to drop the missiles from the $1.9-billion agreement. The controversial weapons deal has come under close scrutiny at a time of heightened tensions in the gulf and during a period when Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, another U.S.
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