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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Americans In Iraq #130306

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 17, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) First interception of Iraqi ships by US Navy and President Bush's decision to call up some reserves noted.

(Amman: Forrest Sawyer) Audio report on whereabouts of 35 Americans in Baghdad, Iraq, featured; map and photograph shown of Rashid hotel; details given of likelihood that they have been moved to the Al-Mansour Melia Hotel. Iraq terms for these prisoners said to be "restrictees," "restrainees," or "detainees."

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Concern for foreign nationals in Iraq noted.

(State Department: David Ensor) Issue of Americans detained in Iraq and Kuwait featured. [From golf cart, BUSH - says information about Americans in Iraq is vague.] [Representative Les ASPIN - says we have to live with "hostage" problem.] [Brookings Institution William QUANDT - analyzes Bush's position on these Americans.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Forrest Sawyer's interview with an American in Baghdad given. [Mike NICKMAN - says he is worried about safety.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Flight of foreigners leaving Iraq and Kuwait reported; details given of trip by group of nine Americans out of Kuwait across desert to Saudi Arabia.

Ensor, David;
Jennings, Peter;
Sawyer, Forrest

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