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Friday, August 06, 2010

UN imposed sanctions on Iraq
Dwyer Arce at 12:00 AM ET

On August 6, 1990, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 661, imposing sanctions on Iraq following its invasion of Kuwait four days prior. The resolution established a worldwide trade embargo on Iraq, which remained in place until the US-led invasion in 2003.

Learn more about the 1990 Gulf conflict from the CBC.

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