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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Western Europe #130393

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 21, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Paris: Jim Bittermann) World response to Persian Gulf crisis featured; details given from meeting of nine foreign ministers from the Western European union to help United States divide up the duty of enforcing the UN blockade against Iraq. [British Prime Minister Margaret THATCHER - says people being detained are entitled to certain human rights.] Statement from French President Francois Mitterrand about Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's actions quoted; scenes shown of French navy warship interdicting a vessel in the Red Sea.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Issue of violation of sanctions against Iraq noted; case of Iraqi tanker unloading in Yemen cited.

Bittermann, Jim;
Jennings, Peter

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