ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 31, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Release of some Western hostages from Iraq noted.
(Baghdad: Morton Dean) Proposal from Iraq of plan by which more women and children hostages can go home featured; scenes shown of hostages in hotel in Baghdad, Iraq. [Iraqi SPOKESMAN - explains plan to fly 237 to Paris and London.] Scenes shown of group of Italian women and children arriving in Jordan after leaving Iraq. [Stranded MAN - talks about wife's release.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Response of Britain and France to Iraqi proposal to fly hostages in and Iraqi nationals out of those countries noted. Report introduced.
(State Department: John McWethy) Growing frustration and anger over delay in release of hostages featured. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - says Iraq keeps changing its demands; comments on heart attack death last week of American bank executive James Worthington, who was being held hostage in Basra, Iraq. Update given of situation in American embassy in Kuwait; ambassador West Nathaniel Howell's message to Secretary of State James Baker quoted. State Department noted keeping a file on actions by Iraq that are against the Geneva Convention.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from Pentagon that boarding party from guided missile cruiser Biddle boarded an Iraqi tanker in the Red Sea reported.