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On 2 August 1990 the Iraqi Army invaded and occupied Kuwait, which was met with international condemnation and brought immediate economic sanctions against Iraq by members of the UN Security Council.Together with the UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who had resisted the invasion by Argentina of the Falkland Islands a decade earlier, American President George H. Bush deployed US forces into Saudi Arabia, and urged other countries to send their own forces to the scene.The US was concerned with Iraq's position on Israeli–Palestinian politics.The US also disliked Iraqi support for many Arab and Palestinian militant groups such as Abu Nidal, which led to Iraq's inclusion on the developing US list of State Sponsors of Terrorism on 29 December 1979.

This was a decisive victory for the coalition forces, who liberated Kuwait and advanced into Iraqi territory.The UK drew the border between the two countries in 1922, making Iraq virtually landlocked.Iraq also accused Kuwait of exceeding its OPEC quotas for oil production.In a US bid to open full diplomatic relations with Iraq, the country was removed from the US list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.Ostensibly, this was because of improvement in the regime's record, although former US Assistant Defense Secretary Noel Koch later stated: "No one had any doubts about [the Iraqis'] continued involvement in terrorism ...

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