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Persian Gulf Crisis / Hostages Embassy In Kuwait #126623

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 07, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Impending release of foreign hostages in Iraq reported.

(State Department: John McWethy) United States plans to close the embassy in Kuwait featured; file scenes shown of ambassador West Nathaniel Howell. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - comments.] Official explanation for the closing detailed. [In exclusive interview with "Nightline", Iraqi foreign minister Tariq AZIZ - says they should leave; says Americans in Kuwait should not worry.] Machinations behind the release of hostages from Kuwait explained.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Karen Burnes) Mood in Iraq featured; scenes shown from Baghdad. [Shown with son, hostage Ed HALE - comments.] [Hostage Mr. HAMID - talks about what he saw while hiding in Iraq.] Hostages' celebrations shown.

Burnes, Karen;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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