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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / The Border, Nabokovs, Arabs #130209

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 11, 1990
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Arrival of troops from Egypt, Morocco and US in Saudi Arabia as the Persian Gulf crisis intensifies noted.

(Amman: John Donvan) Border crossing of Americans who had been trapped in Iraq featured; scenes shown; status of 10-year-old Penelope Nabokov updated. [US embassy spokesman John OWENS - comments.] Iraq noted apparently halting further border crossings by Western Europeans or North Americans who do not work for embassies; scenes shown from Jordan of Arab rallies in support of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein; details given of Iraqi portrayal of Americans' advance into Saudi Arabia.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Interview held with Penelope's father. [Peter NABOKOV - expresses happiness that daughter is free.] Report introduced.

(Cairo: Barrie Dunsmore) End of Arab summit in Cairo, Egypt, featured; scenes shown of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak with Saudi Arabia's King Fahd and Syrian President Hafez al-Assad following meeting that was called to produce an Arab response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. [MUBARAK - (thru translator) says there is no hope for a quick solution; (in English) comments on troops.] Joint training of United States and Egyptian troops in preparation for threats to Persian Gulf oil supplies recalled. Region noted bracing itself for Iraqi-inspired political turmoil and a resurgence of terrorism.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Unconfirmed report that Saudi aircraft guns fired to deter Iraqi reconnaissance planes detailed.

Donvan, John;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Simpson, Carole

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