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Persian Gulf Crisis / Saddam Hussein / Philippines / Embargo #130889

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 23, 1990
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Threat against Saudi Arabia and Israel by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein featured; words of his spokesman quoted on screen. [Saudi government spokesman Adel al-JUBER - responds to Hussein's threats against Saudi oil fields.] Apology from Iraq for forcing its way into French embassy in Kuwait noted. [On "Meet the Press", Secretary of State James BAKER - says basic United Nations resolution can't be compromised.] Scenes shown of arrival of Egyptian troops in Saudi Arabia to join the multinational force. [Saudi commander Prince KHALID - says they will make a difference.] Last flight of Americans and exodus of non-Westerners out of Iraq reviewed.

(Manila: Mark Litke) Bleak future for Filipino workers returning from Kuwait and Iraq to a country staggering from this year's crises examined; various scenes shown of problems. [Secretary of defense Fidel RAMOS - says economy is hurt by lack of stability.] Complaints about lack of leadership by Philippines President Corazon Aquino noted. [Political scientist Alex MAGNO - says people expected more.] More Filipinos noted turning to the Catholic Church in this time of crisis. [Catholic priest Father James REUTER - calls for courage.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Argentine President Carlos Menem reported firing an adviser who violated United Nations embargo by sending beef to Iraq.

Litke, Mark;
Sawyer, Forrest

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