Saddam rejected US-Soviet peace plan over KuwaitBy Pavel Stroilov | 30 June 2011 | 6 Related pieces
The picture of Americans and Russians fighting side by side... would make a very strong impression
James Baker speaking to Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990
America and the Soviet Union failed with their secret peace plan to avert the war with Iraq over Kuwait after Saddam Hussein rejected it.
Following US president George Bush senior’s secret agreement to a Soviet attempt to “sound out” the then Iraqi president over the possible deal, the Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, sent his chief foreign-policy adviser, Yevgeny Primakov, as an envoy to see Saddam in Baghdad in October 1990.
Primakov then had a meeting with Bush in Washington, followed by another visit to Saddam, as part of his peace mission.