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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / United Nations Embargo / Bush #130462

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 25, 1990
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Reports introduced.

(New York: David Ensor) United Nations resolution backing use of force to impose sanctions against Iraq featured; scenes shown from UN. [Head of Security Council ambassador Aurel MUNTEANU - reads vote.] [Iraqi ambassador to United Nations Abdul Amir al-ANBARI - calls it aggression.] [US ambassador to United Nations Thomas PICKERING - responds.] United States Navy ships noted now authorized to shoot, if necessary. United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar noted wanting to meet with Iraqi officials. USSR 's support of UN resolution noted.

(Kennebunkport: Ann Compton) Reaction of President Bush and administration to United Nations resolution reported; White House photograph shown of Bush with National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft. [SCOWCROFT - says the embassy situation is very fluid.] [Iraqi ambassador to United States Mohamed Sadiq al-MASHAT - says Iraq will not use force against embassies.] Bush noted avoiding direct military threats at this time.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Results of "Newsweek" poll about questions of military action against Iraq outlined on screen.

Compton, Ann;
Ensor, David;
Simpson, Carole

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