In the summer of 1990, relations between Iraq and Kuwait deteriorated sharply due to disputes around oil prices.
May 30, 1990, the last day of the summit of heads of Arab States, the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein said that some Gulf countries began to produce more oil established by OPEC quota, bringing the price of a barrel of oil fell to $ 7, while the negotiated price of a barrel of oil was 18 dollars. Saddam Hussein noted that the fall in the price of each barrel for just one dollar means the loss of Iraq one billion dollars annually. This, in his opinion, in the current economic conditions of Iraq was equivalent to "act of war".
Two people were killed and 15 were wounded in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, during clashes of protesters with security officers, announced on Monday, the Commission on human rights in Iraq.
Clashes broke out on Sunday in Central Baghdad at Tahrir square which was occupied by demonstrators demanding better living conditions and fighting corruption.
The US President Donald trump on Sunday reacted to what the former Secretary of state Colin Powell (under President George W. Bush) expressed support for the upcoming presidential elections in the most possible democratic candidate Joe Biden. Trump said that Powell is responsible for drawing the US into war in the middle East.
"Colin Powell is the most stubborn, who bears a huge burden of responsibility for what got us into the disastrous war in the middle East, has just announced that he will vote for another stubborn - sleepy Joe Biden. Isn't Powell said that Iraq had "weapons of mass destruction?" They didn't do it, but we went to war!", - trump wrote in his Twitter.