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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Saddam Hussein and Hostages #130521

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 29, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced; Iraqi censorship of part of report noted.

(Baghdad: Forrest Sawyer) Skepticism about whether Iraqi President Saddam Hussein will actually allow American women and children to leave Iraq featured; scenes shown of foreigners in Baghdad, Iraq. [WOMAN, Western MAN, British GIRL - comment.] Reporter shown giving report with segment of audio muted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Disappearance of three more Americans in Iraq said to be what was censored in reporter's audio. Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) Administration's reaction to Hussein's promise to release some hostages featured. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - hopes Hussein will keep his word.] US estimate that 1,200 women and children might want to leave noted. [Iraqi ambassador to United States Mohamed Sadiq al-MASHAT - cites conditions for releasing hostages.] [British foreign minister Douglas HURD - says Iraq is playing a cat and mouse game.] Denial by State Department that secret negotiations are taking place.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) United States Postal Service reported no longer trying to get mail through to Iraq and Kuwait.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Sawyer, Forrest

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