September 30, 1990 |
Soviet combat troops will participate in any military action against Iraq that is authorized by the U.N. Security Council, Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze said Saturday. "We will comply with any decision, with any resolution of the Security Council," Shevardnadze said. "And that would include anything regarding the involvement of Soviet troops under the flag, under the auspices, of the United Nations."
September 12, 1990 |
Secretary of State James A. Baker III and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze opened talks Tuesday about creation of a regional security structure to contain Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and his potent military machine if the Persian Gulf crisis ends peacefully. A senior State Department official said planning is still in a preliminary stage.
July 6, 1987 |
The United States may "take a fresh look" at reducing the Navy's fleet in the Persian Gulf if the Soviet Union withdraws its own ships from the region, White House Chief of Staff Howard H. Baker Jr. said Sunday. He added, however, that the United States will not end its 40-year policy of maintaining a naval presence in the gulf. He said ending that policy would allow the strategic inlet to become a "Soviet lake."
June 15, 1987 |
Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on Sunday both questioned the wisdom of the Reagan Administration's plan to reflag Kuwaiti tankers to bring them under U.S. Navy protection in the Persian Gulf. "I think it's a bad idea to get ourselves militarily involved," Kissinger said during an interview on NBC's televised "Meet the Press."
June 8, 1987 |
President Reagan is expected to come under stiff diplomatic pressure from the other participants in the economic summit opening here today to avoid any overt military action that might heighten tensions in the Persian Gulf.
May 25, 1987 |
Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger warned Sunday that an Iranian attack on a U.S. ship escorting oil tankers in the Persian Gulf "would be responded to immediately or even prior thereto." Weinberger, in two televised interviews, vigorously endorsed last week's decision to register Kuwaiti tankers carrying oil to U.S. allies as American-flag vessels. U.S. warships would then be assigned to defend them from attack by either side in the long, bitter Persian Gulf war between Iran and Iraq.