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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Bush / Jordan #130258

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 14, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Ann Compton) Reaction of President Bush to events in the Persian Gulf featured. [At press conference, BUSH - says he hopes sanctions will take effect, that United States is acting legally in interdiction through a naval presence and that port of Aqaba, Jordan, may have to be closed; expresses friendship for Jordan.] Issue of financing the Gulf crisis mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Amman: John Donvan) Role of King Hussein of Jordan as go-between with Bush and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein examined; scenes shown of the king with his cabinet; details given of ongoing economic business between Jordan and Iraq despite sanctions against Iraq. Ships shown just outside Jordan's waters that are waiting for instructions. [Jordan's Crown Prince HASSAN - says country affected by sanctions is eligible for compensation.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Iraq reported requesting emergency food supplies from Brazil.

Reporter(s):
Compton, Ann;
Donvan, John;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:05:00

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