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Persian Gulf / Confrontations / Iraq #130319

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 18, 1990
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(State Department: David Ensor) First confrontations in and near Persian Gulf between Iraqi tankers and United States Navy featured; details given of firing of warning shots from USS Reid, USS Robert G. Bradley and of reaction from Iraqi officials; map shown.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Amman: Forrest Sawyer) Policy shifts by Iraqi government examined; scenes shown from Baghdad, Iraq, of people stockpiling food; details given of plans by Iraq to ration food for foreigners and to hold foreign citizens at government sites to discourage United States bombing raids. Fate of Americans and other nationals trapped in Iraq and occupied Kuwait detailed. [On telephone, MAN - says he is safe so far.] [In Iraq, AMERICAN - doubts we can leave until there is a political settlement.] Threats from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein quoted. Reporter's description given of mood of, and restrictions on, Americans in Baghdad. Iraqis' view that Americans are cutting off food for their children outlined.

Ensor, David;
Sawyer, Forrest;
Simpson, Carole

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