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Persian Gulf Crisis / Hostages / United Nations Resolution / US Military #330582

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 26, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein noted saying Iraqis have died due to food and medicine shortages. Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Bill Whitaker) Hussein reported allowing hostages to go home with American relatives who came to visit against State Department advice; possible motives outlined; scenes shown. [HUSSEIN (thru translator), former hostage John STEVENSON, United States deputy chief of mission Joseph WILSON - comment.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) American relatives of other hostages reported making travel plans. [Stevenson's brother-in-law Dennis TRUNDY, freed hostage Clyde Jesse's son-in-law Richard LUNDGREN, freed hostage's wife Najmi HARRINGTON, hostage Chuck Keegan's son-in-law Jack VAN VOLLEY, hostage Bobby Gene Parker's wife Linda PARKER, hostage's wife Sandy STONE - comment.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(State Department: Bill Plante) State Department reaction to hostage release reported. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - makes statement.] President Bush's push for United Nations Security Council resolution authorizing use of force against Iraq examined; details given; scenes shown of Bush leaving Washington; expected opposition only from Cuba and Yemen noted. [Yemen ambassador to United Nations Abdalla al-ASHTAL, former assistant secretary of state Richard MURPHY - criticize resolution.] USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev reported warning Hussein publicly.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Army's first combat reservists reported beginning desert training in California; more Marines noted leaving for Saudi Arabia.

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Threlkeld, Richard;
Whitaker, Bill

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