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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Bush / Expulsions / Diplomacy #130873

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 21, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Statements from President Bush expressing his concern about Iraq's pillaging of Kuwait featured; September 16 scenes shown from Kuwait. [BUSH - says we are watching Kuwait and are concerned about terrorist acts by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein; talks about the forces in the Persian Gulf.] Bush noted promoting forgiveness of Egypt's debt and weapons sales to Saudi Arabia to Congress. [Senator George MITCHELL - talks about Bush's policy.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Iraq's actions against foreign diplomats in Iraq and Kuwait reviewed.

(Baghdad: Jim Hickey) Expulsion of more diplomats from Baghdad featured; scenes shown from Iraq's capital. [Iraqi information minister Latif Nassif JASSEM - says Iraq will attack and attack.] [In streets, IRAQI - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) Diplomatic response by United States to these expulsions examined. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - calls Hussein's comments "pathetic."] [Senator David BOREN - says Hussein has miscalculated.] [BUSH - comments on Hussein's videotape for American audience.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Saudi Arabia reported cutting off oil shipments to Jordan as a signal to Jordan's King Hussein that Saudis do not approve of his peacemaking efforts.

Hickey, Jim;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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