June 16, 1987 |
Senior U.S. and Soviet officials will meet next month in a neutral European country to confer on problems in the Persian Gulf, prospects for Mideast peace talks and the protracted war in Afghanistan, according to Washington sources. Richard W. Murphy, assistant secretary of state for the Middle East, will ask senior Soviet diplomat Vladimir P. Polyakov for help in steering a resolution through the U.N.
May 22, 1987 |
The State Department's top Middle East expert said Thursday that the United States is ready to protect Kuwaiti oil tankers to upset Iranian plans to dominate the Persian Gulf region, preserve free navigation in international waters and avoid what could be a ruinous surge in oil prices. While conceding that the action could result in armed clashes between the United States and Iran, Assistant Secretary of State Richard W.
July 11, 1987 |
U.S. envoy Vernon A. Walters arrived in Beijing on Friday to generate Chinese support for a U.N. resolution to end the Iran-Iraq War. Walters, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, met with senior Foreign Ministry officials shortly after his arrival from Tokyo, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said. Walters is expected to meet with Foreign Minister Wu Xueqian today. The embassy spokesman said Walters' mission is to persuade the Chinese to support the U.N.
December 25, 1987
Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci announced he will soon go to the Persian Gulf to visit American naval forces and consult with allied nations in the region. Carlucci announced the trip during an interview on the the CBS program "Nightwatch." He did not say when the trip will be made, but a Pentagon official said it will take place "early in January." Carlucci, who replaced Caspar W.
October 10, 1990 |
Americans are becoming more concerned with the domestic consequences of the Persian Gulf crisis, particularly rising gasoline prices, according to a survey released today that registers public response to the news. In addition, Americans seem to have grasped many of the particulars in the federal budget crisis and their familiarity with the details may have negative political consequences for the Republicans.
May 15, 1987 |
The United States, the Soviet Union, China, Britain and France have held a series of unannounced meetings over the last three months seeking to draft a joint peace proposal to end the Iran-Iraq War. All five agree that Iran and Iraq should observe a cease-fire and withdraw to their borders, according to diplomats who have participated in the talks in New York.