Reaction to Soviet Peace Proposal

President Bush spoke to reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House in response to the Soviet peace initiative, which had been formulated by Iraq’s foreign… read more

President Bush spoke to reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House in response to the Soviet peace initiative, which had been formulated by Iraq’s foreign minister Tariq Aziz and Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev in talks in Moscow the previous day. President Bush said he found the peace proposal unacceptable because parts of the proposal qualified as conditions for peace when the United Nations resolution called for an unconditional withdrawal of Iraqi forces from Kuwait. President Bush also said the U.S. had evidence that Iraq was practicing a “scorched earth” policy towards Kuwait, burning and destroying oil facilities. He went on to state that Iraq must withdraw, with a public announcement to that effect, from Kuwait before 12 noon on Saturday, February 23, or the Iraqi people will “face further hardship.” close

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Reaction to Soviet Peace Proposal

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Program ID:
16659-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Rose Garden, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 22, 1991 | 10:01am EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Feb 23, 1991 | 10:41am EST | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Feb 22, 1991 | 10:01am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 22, 1991 | 1:44pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 22, 1991 | 8:05pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 22, 1991 | 11:26pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 23, 1991 | 10:41am EST | C-SPAN 1
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