Status of Contributions to Persian Gulf War

The committee heard testimony on the payment of promised contributions to the Persian Gulf war effort by coalition allies. In all, $54.5… read more

The committee heard testimony on the payment of promised contributions to the Persian Gulf war effort by coalition allies. In all, $54.5 billion was pledged by coalition countries to offset the U.S. expenditures during the war, and approximately $36 billion has been collected. Problems have arisen since the end of the war concerning payment of the contributions, including currency exchange rate changes. Countries such as Japan which have not fully paid their promised contributions to the Persian Gulf war are expected to pay their financial commitment by September 30, 1991. The committee focused on financial matters concerning refugee relief programs, which committee chairman Fascell said was providing a precedent for international coordination concerning future global crises. Mr. Mulford reported on the progress of the Gulf Crisis Financial Coordination group, created by President Bush in 1990 to handle the collection and allocation of funds for the relief of countries affected by the Persian Gulf war. close

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Program ID:
17977-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 14, 1991 | 9:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
May 19, 1991 | 2:55am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • May 14, 1991 | 9:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 14, 1991 | 8:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 15, 1991 | 1:34am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 15, 1991 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 19, 1991 | 2:55am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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