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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / United States Response #130197

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 10, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Reaction of President Bush to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's call for a holy war against the West featured; scenes shown of Bush leaving for Kennebunkport, ME. [On plane, BUSH - says Arab countries disapprove of Hussein's acts; refers to United Nations sanctions resolution.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) State Department reported sending terrorist alert to embassies in Middle East and warning all Americans in the region that they might become targets following tough rhetoric out of Iraq; details given of fear that Hussein will keep Americans in Iraq as bargaining chips; scenes shown of Secretary of State James Baker meeting with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) officials in Brussels, Belgium. [BAKER - says we are not calling them hostages; adds that Germany, Belgium and Canada have indicated they will make announcements.]

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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