(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 25, 1991, Saudi soldiers are seen in Kuwait on the second day of the allied ground assault again Iraqi forces. Thirty years have passed since Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein invaded neighbouring Kuwait, but despite hints of a diplomatic rapprochement, people both countries say the wounds have yet to heal. On August 2, 1990, Saddam sent his military, already exhausted by an eight-year conflict with Iran, into Kuwait to seize what he dubbed "Iraq's 19th province." The two-day operation turned into a seven-month occupation and, for many Iraqis, opened the door to 30 years of devastation which is still ongoing. / AFP / Christophe SIMON
Saudi soldiers are seen in Kuwait on February 25, 1991, the second day of the allied ground assault against Iraqi forces, which invaded Kuwait 30 years ago today. AFP

Thirty years on from the invasion of Kuwait, what have we learnt?