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Iraq claims to have overthrown Kuwaiti Government

Title
Iraq claims to have overthrown Kuwaiti Government
Genre
News report; Interview; News bulletin
TX Date
3 Aug 1990
Year of production
1990
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Duration
00:02:57
Description
Kuwait has appealed for urgent help from Arab countries to repel the invasion by Iraq. This comes after Iraq claims to have overthrown the Kuwaiti Government. The British Embassy was caught in the crossfire although there are thought to be no injuries. UK Foreign Office Minister, William Waldegrave condemns the action and it is thought that US President, George Bush will have to pull out of talks with UK Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Iraq has warned America not to invade; the Americans are said to prefer a diplomatic response. News bulletin read by Douglas Cameron; reports by IRN’s Middle East correspondent, Mike Theodoulou; journalist Carol Murphy in Kuwait City; Paul Woodley in Aspen, Colorado. Broadcast on London Talkback Radio.
Contributors
Paul Woodley; William Waldegrave; Douglas Cameron; London Talkback Radio; Mike Theodoulou; Carol Murphy
Keywords
Wars (events); Kuwait; Iraq; Gulf War (1990-1991)

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