ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 24, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Pressure on foreign nationals in Kuwait with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's order that embassies move from Kuwait to Baghdad, Iraq, outlined.
(State Department: John McWethy) Deadline for United States embassy officials featured; scenes shown of embassy that is headed by ambassador Nathaniel Howell. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - says Iraqi soldiers are controlling embassy compound.] Several maps shown. [White House spokesman Marlin FITZWATER - says Iraqi government has reneged on promise to allow American diplomats and their families to leave Kuwait and Iraq.] 3,000 other Americans noted to be prisoners of Hussein.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Military options open to United States in Persian Gulf region examined; file footage shown of rescue mission rehearsal. [Georgetown University Anthony CORDESMAN - explains what would happen in mission to free hostages.] Satellite photograph shown of Iraq roadway. Timing behind a possible confrontation with Iraq reviewed.
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