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Persian Gulf Crisis / Hostages / Diplomacy / Iraq / US Military #126655

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 09, 1990
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Freeing by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein of more American hostages reported; scenes shown of their arrival in Frankfurt, Germany.

(Baghdad: Karen Burnes) Preparations for hostages in Iraq and Kuwait to leave featured; scenes shown from Baghdad. [Dennis and Mary Ann MOSHER - talk about hiding and moving.] Some people noted either tangled in bureaucracy or still hiding in Kuwait.

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Johnson Space Center, Houston: John McWethy) Pressure from President Bush on Hussein to set a date for Secretary of State James Baker to go to Iraq for talks featured. [On "This Week", BAKER - says US will not be backed up to United Nations deadline for Iraq to leave Kuwait.] [Iraqi ambassador to United Nations Abdul Amir al-ANBARI - says a suitable date could be found.] [With Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze, BAKER - talks about cooperation from USSR .]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report in London "Observer" that Hussein may be planning an early withdrawal from Kuwait reported; map shown of Rumaila oil field area in Kuwait that Iraq has long claimed. Hussein noted also interested in claiming Warbah and Bubiyan islands in now- occupied Kuwait. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Brian Rooney) American forces in the Saudi Arabian desert featured; scenes shown of activities of 3rd Armored Cavalry. [Colonel Douglas STARR - talks about being prepared.] [Two SOLDIERS - comment.]

Burnes, Karen;
McWethy, John;
Rooney, Brian;
Sawyer, Forrest

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