• The Thatcher government was accused of wanting to cash in on the war in the Persian Gulf

  • The UK national archives has declassified a number of documents showing that the government of Margaret Thatcher regarded the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990 as a "unique opportunity" to make money by selling weapons to Persian Gulf countries. About it writes The Guardian.

    In the materials, in particular, describes a private message to Alan Clark, who was then the Secretary of state for defence procurement, Prime Minister Thatcher, in which he described his visit to countries in the Persian Gulf on the eve of the war.

    "Regardless of which we choose the deployment policy in the region, is a unique opportunity for DESO (Department of export supply UK Ministry of defence — approx. "Of the tape.ru")

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