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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.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John
Duration:
00:02:20

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