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Persian Gulf Crisis / Hostages / Jordan / Baker Visit #330639

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Nov 03, 1990
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Eric Engberg) Release by Iraq of four American hostages (Vietnamese refugee Randall Trinh, Dr. Abdul Khanji, construction worker Mike Barner named) and three French soldiers featured; scenes shown from Baghdad. [TRINH, BARNER - comment.] Arrival of former prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, seeking release of Japanese nationals, shown.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Amman: Martha Teichner) Latest bid by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to exchange hostages for the promise of peace reported; scenes shown of American hostages in Amman, Jordan. [President BUSH - says there can be no compromise with this aggression.] [CBS News consultant Fouad AJAMI - comments on the crisis.] Fear of war in Jordan examined; scenes shown of peacemaker Jordan's King Hussein meeting with Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz. [Jordanian political scientist Dr. Fahed FANEK - talks about prospects of war.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Secretary of State James Baker reported flying to region to meet with allies to discuss use of military action against Iraq if sanctions fail.

Engberg, Eric;
Schieffer, Bob;
Teichner, Martha

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