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April Glaspie

AKA April Catherine Glaspie

Born: 26-Apr-1942
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Iraq, 1989-90

Widely reported to have given a "go-ahead" for the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. This claim is false, she gave no such consent: rather she stated that while the US did not take a position in the matter, peaceful means must be used to resolve the dispute.

Father: (d.)
Mother: Margaret

    University: BA, Mills College (1963)
    University: MA, Johns Hopkins University (1965)

    US Ambassador to Iraq (1989-90)
    US State Department Director, Office of Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria Affairs (1985-89)
    US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Damascus, Syria (1983-85)
    US State Department Director of the Language Institute, Tunis, Tunisia (1981-83)
    US State Department Political Officer, US Mission to the UN (1980-81)
    US State Department Political Officer, London, England (1978-80)
    US State Department Staff Assistant to the Asst. Secy. for Near Eastern & South Asian Affairs (1977-78)
    US State Department Political Officer, Cairo, Egypt (1973-77)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Stockholm, Sweden (1970-72)
    US State Department (1966-70)


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