Which statement describes the U.S. relationship with Iraq during the 1990s? (2 points)
a. The United States kept thousands of troops stationed in Iraq to maintain a stable government.
b. The United States gave Iraq a large amount of military aid to help the country fight against Iran.
c. The United States cut off diplomatic ties and trade relations with Iraq to protest its poor human-rights record.
d. The United States maintained economic sanctions against Iraq to prevent it from becoming a threat to peace in the region.