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  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Tuesday Jul 31, 1990

    Gulf War

    Discussions

    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Tuesday Jul 31, 1990

    Discussions in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, mediated on the Arab League's behalf by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, were held on 31 July and led Mubarak to believe that a peaceful course could be established.




  • Saudi Arabia
    Tuesday Aug 7, 1990

    Gulf War

    Operation Desert Shield

    Saudi Arabia
    Tuesday Aug 7, 1990

    Out of fear the Iraqi Army could launch an invasion of Saudi Arabia, US President George H. W. Bush quickly announced that the US would launch a "wholly defensive" mission to prevent Iraq from invading Saudi Arabia, under the codename Operation Desert Shield. The operation began on 7 August 1990, when US troops were sent to Saudi Arabia, due also to the request of its monarch, King Fahd, who had earlier called for US military assistance.




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