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Persian Gulf Crisis / Reserves / Kuwaiti Royal Family #330668

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 05, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) On the eve of elections, Pentagon reported likely to call up combat reserve units for one year of Persian Gulf duty; scenes shown from Savannah, Georgia, and Fort Irwin, California; details given of reserves already deployed; Congress noted having expanded six-month active combat duty limit to one year.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Jidda: Bill Plante) While Secretary of State James Baker was meeting with Saudi Arabian King Fahd and exiled Emir of Kuwait Sheik Jaber al-Ahmed al-Sabah, President Bush's administration and Saudi Arabia reported reaching agreement on chain of command in event of war; details given; scenes shown of Baker arriving in Taif, Saudi Arabia, and meeting with leaders. [BAKER - comments on crisis.] [King FAHD - (thru translator) comments on possibility of war.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Emir of Kuwait quoted. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Peter Van Sant) Efforts of exiled Kuwaiti government to salvage country examined; scenes shown of Kuwaiti army training in Arabian desert and from Kuwaiti television, broadcast from Saudi Arabia. [Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheik Saad al-Abdallah al-SABAH - talks about war with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.] [Kuwaiti economist Mohammed al- SABAH - comments.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) State Department reported saying Iraq is allowing American "human shields" to call home.

Martin, David;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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