IRAQ-KUWAIT: SITUATION REPORT #482 - OTHER REACTIONS TO IRAQI MISSILE ATTACK; E

Created: 1/18/1991

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CTVnUL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

SPOT COMMENTARY

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Zraq-Kuvaiti Report

Kuwaiti Fearful that Iraq's attack against Israel could threaten the coalition against Baghdad, Kuwait's UN ambassador expressed hope that the United States "will take care of that and control the Israeli reaction." ISM

Bqyyfc) Although Cairo's offical news agency carried news of the attack there has been no official reaction yet.

fl.ftai Amman radio5 ESTanuary broadcast information documenting the missile attack on Tel Aviv, citing Western press sources.

Iraqi Iraq's Ambassador to Belgium stated that the overnight missile strikes on Israel were 'only the beginning."

Irani Tehran radio, quoting American news sources, reported sirens and explosions in Tel Aviv but did not mention the Iraqi strike. KM

united Kingdom; pokesman for the British Government said Prime Minister Major was "appalled by these unprovoked and unforgiveable attacks." MM

frftuce:. Parisd "with utmost firmness" the Iraqi attack andexpressed Trance's "solidarity with the Israeli H9

Jepan: Prime Minister Kaifu called the Iraqi attack on Israel "very regrettable" and said that "the Iraqi invasion should not be linked with the PalestinianM

j-_Pfligai Tass, quoting us news sources, carried the story without an official stateaent from the Kremlin. Al

inisters Back Peace Conference

At an emergency meeting in Paris, European Community foreign ministers appealed to Iraq to withdraw immediately from Kuwait to spare the Iraqi people further destruction and suffering. At the same time, the ministers renewed their "total commitment" to the calling of an international conference on peace in the Middle East. They pledged to work for social justice and regional economic solidarity oncelegality" was restored. BB

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