Nostalgia: The Big Story, December 1990

Saddam Hussein announced he was open to talks but remained in defiant mood.
Saddam Hussein announced he was open to talks but remained in defiant mood.
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SADDAM Hussein agreed to hold talks with President George Bush on the crisis in the Gulf and his acceptance came as tens of thousands of Iraqis took to the streets to protest against the UN Security Council resolution that sanctioned the use of force against Iraq.

Hours after getting UN authorisation to go to war over Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, President Bush said he was ready to send his Secretary of State, James Baker, to Iraq to meet with Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz.

At the same time Pakistan agreed to send at least 10,000 more soldiers to join the multi-national force in Saudi Arabia and that was in addition to the 5,000 the country promised after the invasion of Kuwait.

The talks, of course, deteriorated and resulted in the First Gulf War, which ended with the retreat of Iraq’s troops but not before they set fire to dozens of oil wells.

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