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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / United States Troops / Iraqi Arms / Embargo #130644

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 09, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Estimates given of United States and Iraqi troops in Persian Gulf area.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) American military moves into Saudi Arabia and Iraq's defensive mode featured; details given of problems troops face in desert fighting; scenes shown of infantry training. [Pentagon spokesman Pete WILLIAMS - talks about Iraqi military forces.] United States military capabilities detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Morton Dean) Iraqi arms featured; details given of what is in its arsenal and from whom Iraqi President Saddam Hussein purchased these arms. [Representative Robert TORRICELLI - says the enemy is the greed of a lot of countries.] Iraqi pilots' attack on USS Stark using French Exocet missiles recalled and shown. Development of Iraq's own arms industry explained.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Iraqi trade minister Mohammed Saleh reported disagreeing with President Bush's statement that Iraq cannot stand up to world economic sanctions.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) Embargo against Iraq featured; scenes shown of equipment bound for Iraq that was seized at Kennedy Airport, NYC, and at Port Elizabeth, New Jersey; details given of Iraq's dependence on imported food and on its oil revenue. [Institution for International Economics Jeffrey SCHOTT, "Middle East Economic Digest" Jonathan CRUSOE - talk about sanctions.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Demonstrations in streets of Iraq in support of Saddam Hussein's takeover of Kuwait shown.

Reporter(s):
Dean, Morton;
Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob
Duration:
00:06:30

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