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Iraq / American Dependents / Iraq / United States Military #130476

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 26, 1990
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(Baghdad: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Turkish-Iraq border: Peter Collins) Journey of dependents of American diplomats out of Baghdad, Iraq, featured; scenes shown of buses carrying Americans from Kuwait to Baghdad en route to Turkey.

(Baghdad: Forrest Sawyer) Iraq's public relations war featured; scenes shown of photograph opportunity for Western press and from capital; details given of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's response to UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar's offer to negotiate in the crisis. Iraqi soldiers noted rounding up eight more Britons in Kuwait; scenes shown of Western embassies where the standoff continues.

(Baghdad: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) United States military options in Persian Gulf region now that United Nations has authorized use of force in the embargo against Iraq reviewed; details given of President Bush's administration's shift in tone toward more diplomacy. [On "This Week", National Security Adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - comments.] Position now of embargo, not invasion, to get the Iraqis out of Kuwait reiterated.

Collins, Peter;
Sawyer, Forrest;
Zelnick, Bob

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