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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Hostages / Kuwait Embassy #130995

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 03, 1990
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Return home of 47 Americans over the weekend recalled; scenes shown of Edward Johnson being greeted in Saint Louis. Iraq's position on further release of hostages outlined.

(Baghdad: Peter Collins) Procedural hassles over release of hostages examined; scenes shown of arrival of group of Westerners in Amman, Jordan. [Ministry of information director Naji al-HADITHI - says Iraq is applying reciprocity.] [British ambassador Harold WALKER - comments on Iraqi policies.] British plans for bus convoy from Kuwait City, Kuwait, to Baghdad to get their citizens out reported; British radio advisory played. Warning from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to US given. [HADITHI - says troops sent by President Bush make the region inflammable.] Hardening of Hussein's position on hostages and on Kuwait reiterated.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Morton Dean) Report given on life in the American embassy in Kuwait; scenes shown of embassy's exterior. [On board plane, homecoming hostage Bonnie ANDERTON - talks about using swimming pool water at embassy.] [Two homecoming HOSTAGES - describe conditions at embassy.] [Ambassador West Nathaniel HOWELL - says we are doing all right so far.] Scenes shown at embassy of group leaving over the weekend with Jesse Jackson.

Collins, Peter;
Dean, Morton;
Sawyer, Diane

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