Gulf War
Iraq annexes Kuwait
1990 Aug 28

Iraq annexes Kuwait

Kuwait City, Kuwait

Immediately following the invasion, Iraq set up a puppet government known as the "Republic of Kuwait" to rule over Kuwait, eventually annexing it outright, when Saddam Hussein announced a few days later that it was the 19th province of Iraq. Alaa Hussein Ali is appointed Prime Minister of the Provisional Government of Free Kuwait and Ali Hassan al-Majid is appointed Governor of the Kuwait Governorate, which is declared the 19th Governorate of Iraq. Kuwait is officially annexed by Iraq on August 28, 1990.