The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1991Prime Minister (1990-1997)

Mr Major’s Doorstep Interview in London – 27 February 1991

Below is the text of Mr Major’s doorstep interview held on 27th February 1991.

[Mr Major was asked whether Iraq had accepted the requirements set out by the United Nations]


They haven’t yet offered to meet all the resolutions. They’re not yet clear about leaving their equipment. And of course also, we want to make sure that they return any Kuwaitis that they may have abducted and taken to Iraq. So although they appear to be making some movement, they certainly have not yet, so far as I understand it from the information yet available, they have not yet met the conditions we have repeatedly set out, and they must do so.


And until they do, the war continues, all the way to Baghdad?


Until they do so, the conflict continues.