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Persian Gulf Crisis / United Nations / Human Rights / Escape / Diplomacy #330030

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 17, 1990
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Amman: Eric Engberg) Iraq reported refusing UN-chartered plane to fly medicine to Kuwait; Iraqi propaganda portraying a happy Kuwait examined; scenes shown from Iraqi TV. Threat of Nuremburg-type trials noted; Iraqi atrocities detailed.

(Studio: Connie Chung) Daring escape of three British men from Iraq reported; details given of desert trip to Saudi Arabia. Report introduced.

(State Department: Bill Plante) Rumors that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein may compromise on Kuwait occupation examined; scenes shown of Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney meeting with USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev for military intelligence purposes and of Middle East specialist Yevgeny Primakov meeting with Hussein earlier this month. Primakov's visits to western capitals and upcoming meeting with President Bush mentioned. [Secretary of State James BAKER - speaks to Senate members about military and diplomatic possibilities.] [Senator Robert DOLE - says we're in the Gulf for oil.] [Johns Hopkins University Fouad AJAMI - talks about Arab coalition.]

Chung, Connie;
Engberg, Eric;
Plante, Bill

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