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Persian Gulf Crisis / Kuwait Embassies, USSR , United States / Iraq In Kuwait #125258

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 12, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Last German, Dutch and Belgian diplomats reported leaving besieged compounds in Kuwait. Warning from Iraq that it may prevent Soviet nationals from leaving if USSR continues passing military secrets to United States reported. Arrival of powerful armored units to join United States military buildup in Persian Gulf noted. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Iraqi construction of series of roads through Kuwait to enable their tanks to move at high speeds in case of US attack featured; map shown. Intelligence analyses reported suggesting Iraqi President Saddam Hussein will fight instead of retreating and that Iraqi army is operating in a stable fashion.

Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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