France helped Soviets limit US war aims in Kuwait crisis
Secret papers reveal why America stopped short of toppling Saddam in 1991By Pavel Stroilov | 22 July 2011 | 4 Related pieces
It would make sense for you and me to intervene in the events in some way in order to limit their scale
Francois Mitterrand speaking privately to Mikhail Gorbachev about America's military action against Iraq in 1991
Secret documents reveal how France helped the Soviet Union apply diplomatic pressure to stop America toppling Saddam Hussein in the first Gulf War.
They shed light on the mystery of why America stopped short of trying to remove Saddam as president of Iraq after forcing its withdrawal from Kuwait.