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February 7, 1991 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraq on Wednesday cut already limited diplomatic relations with the United States and most of its major allies in the Gulf War and promised "revenge" against President Bush for trying "to expel Iraq from the 20th Century."
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February 10, 1991
The government of IRAQ formally severed diplomatic relations with the UNITED STATES three days after announcing plans to cut ties with America and five other countries fighting to oust Iraqi troops from Kuwait. Iraqi Charge d'Affaires Khalid Shewayish presented a diplomatic note to the State Department officially notifying it of the decision. There was no indication when Iraq's four remaining diplomats might leave.
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NEWS
February 10, 1991
The government of IRAQ formally severed diplomatic relations with the UNITED STATES three days after announcing plans to cut ties with America and five other countries fighting to oust Iraqi troops from Kuwait. Iraqi Charge d'Affaires Khalid Shewayish presented a diplomatic note to the State Department officially notifying it of the decision. There was no indication when Iraq's four remaining diplomats might leave.
NEWS
February 8, 1991
SECRETARY OF STATE James A. Baker III proposed a new Middle East Bank for reconstruction and development to collect funds from the region's richest countries to rebuild Iraq, restore other war-ravaged areas and support programs in the area's needy nations. But he told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that aid to Iraq is unlikely as long as Saddam Hussein remains in power.
NEWS
April 10, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITERS
American relations with Iraq plunged to their lowest point in five years Monday as the Bush Administration canceled an aerospace trade mission to Baghdad a few hours after Iraq expelled a U.S. diplomat. Commerce Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Dugan said Iraq was stricken from the itinerary of a Middle East trip by representatives of nine aerospace firms "in light of the events of the last couple of weeks."
NEWS
February 8, 1991
SECRETARY OF STATE James A. Baker III proposed a new Middle East Bank for reconstruction and development to collect funds from the region's richest countries to rebuild Iraq, restore other war-ravaged areas and support programs in the area's needy nations. But he told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that aid to Iraq is unlikely as long as Saddam Hussein remains in power.
NEWS
August 30, 1990 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In June, 1983, an American citizen named Robert Spurling and his Belgian wife and children were about to board a flight from Baghdad to Paris when, in the crush of passengers, Spurling disappeared. He had been abducted by Iraqi secret police. Over the next 110 days, Spurling later testified, "electric shocks were applied to my hands, feet, kidney region, genitals and, above all, to my ears." His feet were repeatedly beaten with rubber truncheons. He was threatened with mutilation.
NEWS
February 7, 1991 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraq on Wednesday cut already limited diplomatic relations with the United States and most of its major allies in the Gulf War and promised "revenge" against President Bush for trying "to expel Iraq from the 20th Century."
NEWS
August 30, 1990 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In June, 1983, an American citizen named Robert Spurling and his Belgian wife and children were about to board a flight from Baghdad to Paris when, in the crush of passengers, Spurling disappeared. He had been abducted by Iraqi secret police. Over the next 110 days, Spurling later testified, "electric shocks were applied to my hands, feet, kidney region, genitals and, above all, to my ears." His feet were repeatedly beaten with rubber truncheons. He was threatened with mutilation.
NEWS
April 10, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITERS
American relations with Iraq plunged to their lowest point in five years Monday as the Bush Administration canceled an aerospace trade mission to Baghdad a few hours after Iraq expelled a U.S. diplomat. Commerce Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Dugan said Iraq was stricken from the itinerary of a Middle East trip by representatives of nine aerospace firms "in light of the events of the last couple of weeks."
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