A white house spokesman said early today that the administration was considering all options but declined to give any details despite its efforts to deter an attack on kuwait, the bush administration never said precisely what the united states would do if iraq launched a small scale or large-scale attack.
The iraqi army's occupation of kuwait that began 2 august 1990 was met with international condemnation and brought immediate economic sanctions against iraq by members of the un security council together with the uk's prime minister margaret thatcher (who had fiercely resisted the invasion by argentina of the.
Invasion of kuwait - explained the invasion of kuwait, also known as the iraq– kuwait war resulted in the seven-month-long iraqi occupation of kuwait, and sub.
Saddam stated that after the war with iran from 1980-88 iraq was trying to rebuild saddam likened the situation with kuwait as similar to when two saddam stated that when kuwait was faced with the facts regarding stealing iraqi oil using the practice of slant drilling, they admitted to having taken only two.
A secret cable from 1990, published by wikileaks on new year's day, provides a detailed account of a crucial meeting between the us ambassador and saddam hussein on the eve of iraq's invasion of kuwait. On august 2, 1990, iraqi troops invaded kuwait tensions had been building over the previous months because of perceived iraqi grievances over its border with kuwait and oil production at the time of the invasion, kuwait's army numbered just 16,000, while iraq had about 950,000 men, 4,500 tanks and.