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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Saddam Hussein #130426

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 23, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Coverage by Iraqi television of President Saddam Hussein's visit with British citizens whom he will not allow to leave Iraq featured; scenes shown of Hussein in a public situation for the first time since the invasion of Kuwait. [HUSSEIN - (thru translator) tells group their presence is meant to prevent war and that they are not hostages; talks about war.] Scenes shown of first hostage photograph to be sent to relatives. Hussein's letter to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that was read on Iraqi television detailed. Alleged tape from Saudi Arabia's King Fahd that was played on Iraqi television quoted. Map shown of contrasting per capita incomes in the Arab world to illustrate Hussein's appeal to poorer Arabs.

Jennings, Peter

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