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Persian Gulf Crisis / Saddam Hussein / Air Embargo / Stranded Vietnamese Workers #130921

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 25, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Iraqi ambassador shown bringing Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's videotape to US; excerpts of text of Hussein's speech both described and translated.

(UN: John McWethy) Messages from United Nations to Hussein to increase pressure on Iraq featured; scenes shown from Security Council session. [Secretary of State James BAKER - says there can be no economic exchanges with Iraq.] New resolution calling for air embargo against Iraq explained. [Soviet foreign minister Eduard SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) clarifies his remarks about use of force against Iraq.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) Explanation given of how air and sea embargoes will work. [Foreign Policy Research Institution Patrick CLAWSON - comments on air embargo.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Iraq reported ordering farmers to grow more wheat. Vietnam noted appealing for international help for its workers stranded in Iraq. Pentagon estimates on Iraqi troop and tank strength in Kuwait given.

Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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