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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / American Prisoners / Hussein- Hussein Meeting #130256

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 14, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by Iraq that Americans in Iraq and Kuwait will stay there until Persian Gulf situation is resolved noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Baghdad: Ted Koppel) Report given by first American journalist to arrive in Baghdad, Iraq; statistics given on American "restrictees" and map shown of layout of city. Confirmation given of report that Jordan's King Hussein will carry a message to President Bush following his meeting with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein; implication that Iraq may deal through diplomacy because it fears United States will attack through Saudi Arabia outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Response from administration and State Department in regards to this report noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Koppel, Ted

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