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Public Papers - 1990

Excerpt of a Statement by Press Secretary Fitzwater on Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev's Endorsement of United Nations Economic Sanctions Against Iraq


President Gorbachev's statement yesterday supporting the United Nations sanctions was a very important development. We welcome his voice to the world condemnation of the aggression by Saddam Hussein. The United Nations resolution passed last night further strengthens the world resolve to force Iraq out of Kuwait. We are encouraged by the progress of events at the United Nations and by President Gorbachev's strong support.

Note: The statement referred to President Saddam Hussein of Iraq. It also provided additional information on President Bush's stay at his home in Kennebunkport, ME, which has been included in Appendix A at the end of this volume.

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