ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 08, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reaction of State Department and Jordan's King Hussein to Iraq's annexation of Kuwait noted.
(Amman: John Donvan) Update given on situation in Iraq and the actions of President Saddam Hussein; scenes shown from Jordan's border with Iraq. [King HUSSEIN - says this is a dangerous crisis.] [At border, AMERICAN - comments.] Statements from Iraqi television about Iraq's relationship with Kuwait and Saudi Arabia outlined.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Positions of Great Britain, Egypt and Morocco in regards to taking part with United States in military operations in region detailed.
(Cairo: Jim Hickey) Statement from Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that he will not send troops to Saudi Arabia as part of an American-led multinational force reported; scenes shown of USS Eisenhower moving through the Suez Canal. [MUBARAK - (thru translator) says the image of the Arab nation is at stake.] Mubarak's quest to find an Arab solution noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Iraq reported warning against attack by Israel.
(Tel Aviv: Dean Reynolds) Position of Israel in crisis examined; details given of its deliberate efforts to keep out so as not to undermine United States efforts to create an Arab opposition to Iraq. [Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies Joseph ALPHER - comments.] Ways in which Israel could help United States and likely reaction from Saddam Hussein if it did so outlined.
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