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Iraq / Hussein / Invasion of Kuwait / Arab States, Israel #130356

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 02, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Power of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein featured; scenes shown from Iraq-Iran war, of victims of his use of chemical warfare and of Saddam. Report introduced.

(Cairo: Jim Hickey) Reaction of Arab neighbors to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait featured; scenes shown from Arab League council's emergency session in Cairo, Egypt, and of arrival of Jordan's King Hussein for meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Iraq's power in region analyzed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Israel:Dean Reynolds) Meeting of Israeli government to consider options featured. [Israeli defense minister Moshe ARENS - says this does not represent change in Israel's strategic situation.] Israel's long-term concerns about Iraq, especially its threat to neighboring Jordan, and its feelings that Saddam Hussein is a dangerous man reviewed. Impact of this outbreak on Israel's Palestinian question explained.

Hickey, Jim;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean

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