On August 2, 1990, Saddam Hussein’s army invaded the small emirate of Kuwait, triggering the First Gulf War.
On August 2, 1990, Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi army swept over the emirate of Kuwait and annexed this small oil-rich territory, before being driven out seven months later by an international coalition led by the United States.
Iraq will be subject to 12 years of embargo and forced to pay Kuwait, via the UN, major war reparations.
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