On February 27, 1991, President of the United States George H. W. Bush Read the ceasefire statement. It also declared victory and ended the Persian Gulf War that had erupted since August 1990, triggered by the international conflict caused by the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990.

Saddam Hussein, Iraqi leader at the time An order was given to the army to invade and occupy Kuwait. with the clear purpose of acquiring the country’s large oil reserves canceling the huge debt Iraq owes to Kuwait and expansion of Iraqi power in the region

The resulting Gulf War was the first major international crisis of the post-Cold War era. And it was also a response under the leadership of the United States. It became a key model for the use of military force in the following decades.

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