ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 14, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Iraqi troops in Kuwait reported entering the embassies of Canada, Belgium and France; details given of response by French President Francois Mitterrand.
(White House: Brit Hume) Denunciation by President Bush of Iraqi raid on French diplomatic building in Kuwait City, Kuwait, featured; scenes shown. [BUSH - calls it an "outrageous break-in."] Bush noted thanking Japan and Great Britain for their efforts in helping in the Persian Gulf. [BUSH - comments on British help.] Naval incident in which United States frigate Brewton and Australian frigate Darwin boarded an Iraqi tanker that refused to stop in the Gulf of Oman detailed; map shown. [BUSH - answers question about possibility of an escalation.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) 400 more evacuees reported leaving Kuwait for West via Baghdad. Report introduced.
(London: Mike Lee) Worsening conditions in Kuwait for those stranded there detailed; scenes shown from government-controlled Iraqi TV. [Four PEOPLE - describe actions by Iraqis against people in Kuwait.] [In London, Kuwaiti newspaper editor Mohammed RUMAGHI - says Iraqi troops are killing young resisters.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Material support from Canada for efforts in the gulf reported; scenes shown of Secretary of State James Baker at meeting with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and Italian foreign minister to seek further commitments in the gulf. Report introduced.
(Saudi Arabia: Bill Redeker) United States military in Saudi Arabia featured; scenes shown of first practices with live ammunition by United States Marines. [Two MARINES - comments on tank exercise.] [Commanding General Walt BOOMER - says this is a campaign of operational logistics.] Army's M-1 tanks noted still not allowed to practice with live ammunition.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Saudi Arabia noted wanting to buy more arms from US.
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