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August 24, 1990 | GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush has advised Iraqi President Saddam Hussein that if he wants to talk, he can simply place a local call to the ranking U.S. diplomat in Iraq. Bush's man in Baghdad is Joseph C. Wilson IV, a 40-year-old Californian described by colleagues as steely enough to stand up to Hussein and savvy enough to know how to do it.
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December 1, 1992 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not so long ago, Jan Piekarski was a member in good standing of Poland's pro-Soviet ruling party; an official in a Communist government that maintained the best of relations with Saddam Hussein's Iraq. How times have changed. Now Jan Piekarski spends his days at the desk of the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, a photograph of President Bush behind him. In the evening, he goes home to the two-story villa that once housed the U.S. Marine guards in Baghdad.
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September 22, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a further escalation of tension in the Persian Gulf crisis, Iraq ordered the expulsion Friday of three U.S. diplomats and the military attaches of 11 Western European nations. The United States promptly responded by announcing that three diplomats at the Iraqi Embassy in Washington, including the military attache, must leave. All the envoys ordered out of both Baghdad and Washington were given a week to get their affairs in order.
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January 13, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two faces of the fading hopes for Persian Gulf peace virtually crossed paths at Baghdad's airport Saturday as U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar arrived here to begin a last-ditch effort to avert war and the last official U.S. representatives departed, their diplomatic efforts ended. Perez de Cuellar disembarked from his official jet at sunset for an expected meeting with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein today, two days before the U.N. Security Council's deadline of Jan.
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December 1, 1992 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not so long ago, Jan Piekarski was a member in good standing of Poland's pro-Soviet ruling party; an official in a Communist government that maintained the best of relations with Saddam Hussein's Iraq. How times have changed. Now Jan Piekarski spends his days at the desk of the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, a photograph of President Bush behind him. In the evening, he goes home to the two-story villa that once housed the U.S. Marine guards in Baghdad.
NEWS
September 7, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Iraqi government moved swiftly Thursday to avert possible U.S. military reprisals, with several concessions interpreted here as clear signals that President Saddam Hussein would go to almost any length to avoid clashing with the multinational force facing him in the Saudi Arabian desert. The steps included a decision to give in to to U.S.
NEWS
August 9, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten-year-old Penelope Nabokov, the youngest of the Americans held against their will in Iraq, has been released to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the State Department said Wednesday. Nabokov, a resident of the Bay Area town of Albany, had been flying alone from France, where her grandmother lives, to India to join her mother when she and her fellow passengers on a British Airways plane were caught during a refueling stop by the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait last Thursday.
NEWS
January 13, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two faces of the fading hopes for Persian Gulf peace virtually crossed paths at Baghdad's airport Saturday as U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar arrived here to begin a last-ditch effort to avert war and the last official U.S. representatives departed, their diplomatic efforts ended. Perez de Cuellar disembarked from his official jet at sunset for an expected meeting with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein today, two days before the U.N. Security Council's deadline of Jan.
NEWS
November 22, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A few highs and many lows have passed in the more than three months that Americans have been held hostage in Iraq, and Wednesday, the eve of Thanksgiving, was a time for reflection. At a diplomatic compound near the Tigris River, where an undisclosed number of American men have taken shelter, the mood was somber. Their thoughts were concentrated on their families and more than 100 of their compatriots held captive at potential military targets under Iraqi guard.
NEWS
November 22, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A few highs and many lows have passed in the more than three months that Americans have been held hostage in Iraq, and Wednesday, the eve of Thanksgiving, was a time for reflection. At a diplomatic compound near the Tigris River, where an undisclosed number of American men have taken shelter, the mood was somber. Their thoughts were concentrated on their families and more than 100 of their compatriots held captive at potential military targets under Iraqi guard.
NEWS
September 22, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a further escalation of tension in the Persian Gulf crisis, Iraq ordered the expulsion Friday of three U.S. diplomats and the military attaches of 11 Western European nations. The United States promptly responded by announcing that three diplomats at the Iraqi Embassy in Washington, including the military attache, must leave. All the envoys ordered out of both Baghdad and Washington were given a week to get their affairs in order.
NEWS
September 7, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Iraqi government moved swiftly Thursday to avert possible U.S. military reprisals, with several concessions interpreted here as clear signals that President Saddam Hussein would go to almost any length to avoid clashing with the multinational force facing him in the Saudi Arabian desert. The steps included a decision to give in to to U.S.
NEWS
August 24, 1990 | GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush has advised Iraqi President Saddam Hussein that if he wants to talk, he can simply place a local call to the ranking U.S. diplomat in Iraq. Bush's man in Baghdad is Joseph C. Wilson IV, a 40-year-old Californian described by colleagues as steely enough to stand up to Hussein and savvy enough to know how to do it.
NEWS
August 9, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten-year-old Penelope Nabokov, the youngest of the Americans held against their will in Iraq, has been released to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the State Department said Wednesday. Nabokov, a resident of the Bay Area town of Albany, had been flying alone from France, where her grandmother lives, to India to join her mother when she and her fellow passengers on a British Airways plane were caught during a refueling stop by the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait last Thursday.
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