Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait

President Bush called for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of Iraqi forces from Kuwait and described the Iraqi invasion as… read more

President Bush called for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of Iraqi forces from Kuwait and described the Iraqi invasion as “naked aggression.” He also described the steps he had taken since the invasion: 1) called an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council which unanimously condemned Iraq; 2) signed an executive order freezing Iraqi assets and prohibiting interchange with Iraq, as well as an executive order freezing Kuwaiti assets to prevent their seizure by Iraq; and, 3) ordered the State Department to lobby foreign nations to encourage them to condemn the action and to consult on what further measures could be taken against Iraq. He also responded to reporters' questions. close

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Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait

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Program ID:
13395-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Rose Garden, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 2, 1990
Last Aired:
Nov 15, 2007

Airing Details

  • Aug 02, 1990 | 8:46am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 15, 1999 | 8:31am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 14, 2007 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 15, 2007 | 4:53am EST | C-SPAN 3
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