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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Embargo #130598

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 06, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Situation in Middle East where Iraqis are entrenched in Kuwait and along border of Saudi Arabia reviewed.

(White House: Brit Hume) Pressure of events in Middle East on world community featured; scenes shown of arrival of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for talks with President Bush; details given of UN decision to impose sanctions on Iraq. [US ambassador to United Nations Thomas PICKERING - criticizes Iraq.] [BUSH - says he's encouraged by UN resolution and will implement sanctions.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Importance of Turkey and Saudi Arabia because of Iraqi oil pipelines there noted; map shown. [In interview, President Turgut OZAL - says Turkey will shut down the pipelines to help stop the Iraqi aggression.] Dutch noted stating Iraqi oil will no longer be traded there.

(In the Gulf: Mike Lee) Iraqi position on what is happening in Kuwait featured; scenes shown from Iraqi television of life returning to normal in Kuwait and of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein meeting with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat; map shown to illustrate that Iraqi forces are poised along Kuwait's border with Saudi Arabia. Ships in Persian Gulf shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Foreign nationals in Kuwait reported rounded up by Iraqis and shipped to Baghdad, Iraq. Report introduced.

(London: Barrie Dunsmore) Diplomatic moves by Iraq and military options open to Hussein featured. [Iraqi ambassador to Great Britain Dr. Azmi Hafiq al-SALIHI - warns against aggression against Iraq.] [Middle East analyst Peter MANSFIELD - comments.]

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike

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