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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Kuwait Embassies #130431

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 23, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by Iraq that all foreign embassies in Kuwait must close recalled.

(State Department: John McWethy) Removal of most Americans from the embassy in Kuwait City, Kuwait, featured; map shown. Ambassador Nathaniel Howell noted leading the few who have remained behind despite Iraq's threats. [Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - says it would be foolish for Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to close down all the embassies.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin POWELL - responds to Hussein's threats.] United States options if the embassies are in fact shut down reviewed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement from State Department that at least 56 Americans are hostages being held against their will and may have been moved to government installations in Iraq noted.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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