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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Diplomacy #130568

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 31, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Amman: John Donvan) Diplomatic meeting in Amman, Jordan, between Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz and United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar featured; scenes shown from questioning by press after the meeting. [AZIZ - refuses to answer question on Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait.] Insistence by Aziz that all hostages will be released only when United States promises not to attack Iraq noted. Proposal from Jordan's King Hussein to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that Iraqi and US troops withdraw to be replaced by an all-Arab army in Kuwait outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Kennebunkport: Brit Hume) Administration's view of diplomatic events of the day and what Iraqi President Saddam Hussein will eventually do examined. Discussion held of possible military action by United States in region.

Donvan, John;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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