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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Arab Summit #130641

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 09, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Cairo: Jim Hickey) Arrival of principal players in Cairo, Egypt, for an Arab summit conference to deal with the Persian Gulf crisis featured; scenes shown of arrival of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd, Kuwait exiled Emir Sheik Jaber al-Ahmed al-Sabah, senior Iraqi officials, Jordan's King Hussein and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak; details given of options being discussed by these Arab leaders to deal with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. [Egyptian columnist Mohamed Sid AHMED - says Saddam Hussein needs face-saving devices.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Discussion held with Middle East expert. [Brookings Institution Judith KIPPER - says there is a deal to be done with Saddam Hussein.] Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) Today's changing world said illustrated by United Nations Security Council's vote against Iraq in which China and USSR sided with the United States on a Middle East question; scenes shown of arrival of USSR ships in the area to informally work with US; details given of support of American allies, including Turkey, France, Japan. Quiet cooperation of Iran with the "Great Satan," US, noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Status of Americans in Iraq and Kuwait reviewed; case of 10-year old Penelope Nabokov noted.

Hickey, Jim;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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