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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Bush-Hussein Meeting / Diplomacy #130295

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 16, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Kennebunkport: Ann Compton) Meeting of President Bush and Jordan's King Hussein to discuss issue of whether Jordan will have to choose sides between United States and Iraq featured; scenes shown from press briefing in Kennebunkport, ME. [King HUSSEIN, BUSH - comment on sanctions.] Bush's feeling that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein will not get out of Kuwait noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: David Ensor) Issue of a diplomatic solution to the crisis examined. [Former undersecretary of State Joseph SISCO - says conditions are not right for negotiations and that dictators have to be militarily defeated.] [Former assistant Secretary of State Nicholas VELIOTES - talks about Saddam Hussein.] Problems in dealing with powerful leader Hussein outlined.

Compton, Ann;
Ensor, David;
Jennings, Peter

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