‘Excited at the Prospect’: UK Used Iraq’s Invasion of Kuwait to Boost Arms Sales

‘Excited at the Prospect’: UK Used Iraq’s Invasion of Kuwait to Boost Arms Sales

The UK government saw Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait as an “unparalleled opportunity” to hawk military wares to international customers, particularly the Gulf states, declassified documents reveal. An arms trade researcher has told Sputnik their efforts created strong bonds between the UK and repressive regional powers that endure to this day.

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