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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Saddam Hussein /Diplomacy / Hostages / Bush #130504

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 28, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Latest statements from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein about the foreigners in his country reviewed.

(Baghdad: Forrest Sawyer) Latest stage in Hussein's television campaign featured; scenes shown. [HUSSEIN - (thru translator) says he is prepared for direct talks with President Bush and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.] Later announcement from Iraqi television that all Western women and children in Iraq will soon be allowed to leave noted. Fate of six missing Americans in Iraq updated. Death of American hostage held captive in Basra, Iraq, noted; map shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) Diplomats' skepticism about Hussein's promise to let women and children go and about circumstances of death of an American in Iraq featured; scenes shown of Hussein with hostages. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - says there is no place for debate with Hussein.] Iraq's threat to throw American diplomats out of Iraq and Kuwait in response to United States removal of some Iraqi diplomats detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Arrival in United States of 52 dependents of US diplomats in Kuwait reported; scenes shown from Washington airport. Update given on situations in United States and Japanese embassies in Kuwait.

(White House: Brit Hume) Meeting in Washington of President Bush with leaders of relevant committees of Congress for briefing featured. [BUSH - says our intention is to persuade Iraq to withdraw and to defend Saudi Arabia against attack.] [Representative Thomas FOLEY, Senator George MITCHELL - back Bush.]

Reporter(s):
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Sawyer, Forrest
Duration:
00:07:00

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