USSR was offered $30bn loans for troops against Iraq
Businessman made offer from two former Japanese PMs over Kuwait crisisBy Pavel Stroilov | 14 July 2011 | 2 Related pieces
Up to $30 billion dollars in loans were offered to the Soviets in 1990 in return for sending troops to help remove Iraq from Kuwait.
The astonishing offer – apparently conveyed by a leading businessman on behalf of two former Japanese prime ministers – is set out in secret documents unearthed by Exaro from a secret Soviet archive.
Exaro has had some of the material translated from Russian to English, and the documents shed light on a major event in modern history.