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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / United Nations / USSR -Iraq Relations #130407

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 22, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Meeting of United Nations Security Council to consider issue of use of military force to enforce embargo against Iraq reported.

(State Department: John McWethy) Position of USSR in regards to Iraq featured; details given of USSR 's "contractual obligations" in training Iraqi troops and number of Soviet citizens still in Iraq. [Washington Strategy Seminar Jeff SNYDER - says Soviet influence in Iraqi military has been pervasive.] [American Foreign Policy Council Peter SCHWEIZER - says Iraqi air power would suffer if Soviets pulled out.] Statement from Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze that Soviets are severing their military ties to Iraq. State Department noted stating that US-USSR cooperation has been excellent.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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