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Persian Gulf Crisis / Bush / United States Troops / Iraq / Deserters #330429

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 14, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Wyatt Andrews) In response to Congressional leaders' attempt to debate Middle East policy, President Bush reported assuring them war is not imminent; scenes shown of Bush meeting with Congress members. [Senator George MITCHELL, Secretary of State James BAKER - comment on Bush's troop deployment.] [Senators Timothy WIRTH, Robert DOLE - comment on need for Congress' support.] Bush and Baker noted visiting United Nations Security Council members this weekend.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Iraq reported protesting United States Marines' military exercise on coast of Saudi Arabia; Iraqi ambassador quoted. Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney reported authorizing call-up of more reserves. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Scott Pelley) Delivery of United States Army M1-A1 tanks to Saudi Arabia featured; details given of Pentagon's decision to send tanks equipped for chemical warfare; scenes shown. [Army Major Douglas BIDLE, SOLDIER - comment.]

(Baghdad: Allen Pizzey) Iraqi people's opinion of war featured; scenes shown from Iraqi army parade in Mosul, Iraq, and from war memorial. [Iraqi writer Jabra Ibrahim JABRA - comments.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Iraqi censors noted deleting portion of preceding report that examined claims of brutality by Iraqi army deserters; scenes shown of deserters in Turkey.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Pelley, Scott;
Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan

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