03 August 1990: President Saddam becomes the first Arab ruler in modern history to send his army, unprovoked, into another Arab country, overthrow its government and install a puppet regime

The United States and the Soviet Union, acting together for the first time in a major international crisis, moved simultaneously to isolate Iraq after its invasion of Kuwait yesterday.

Washington imposed an oil and trade ban and moved a carrier group to the Gulf while Moscow, Iraq’s main arms supplier, suspended all deliveries.

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