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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / United States Military / Jordan #130239

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 13, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Arrival of United States aircraft in Saudi Arabia and announcement by British and Australians that their warships will come to help enforce military sanctions against Iraq reported.

(Washington: David Ensor) Interdiction plans to stop Iraqi trade featured; details given of methods by which ships will be tracked and stopped. [Navy planner retired Captain Gerald FLYNN - says operation can be conducted efficiently; explains connotations of word "blockade."] Reaction of United Nations to moves by United States noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Incident in which Saudis refused to send tugboats to lead Iraqi oil tanker into port cited. Report introduced.

(Amman: John Donvan) Iraq's transport route through Jordan featured; scenes and map shown of port of Aqaba, Jordan; details given of dependence of Jordan's economy on Iraqi market. [Jordanian economist Fahed FANEK - comments on unemployment.] Analysis given of Jordanian position on boycott of Iraq.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Amman: Ted Koppel) Discussion held of pressure on Jordan's King Hussein to keep supply line open for Iraq and of his outlook on what may happen in region.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) State Department estimates on number of Americans still in Kuwait reported.

Donvan, John;
Ensor, David;
Jennings, Peter;
Koppel, Ted

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