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Persian Gulf Crisis / Iraq / Ibn Khaldoon Incident #330986

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 26, 1990
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: David Martin) Test firing by Iraq of SCUD missile and its link to threat of war featured. [US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Tom COURY - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein could decide to attack Israel to decouple the coalition.] State Department reported warning Americans to leave Arab nations of Jordan and Sudan due to unstable conditions. [Middle East analyst Hisham MELHAM - says Arab world may read move as indication that United States will attack Iraq.] [COURY - says Hussein is building his defenses in Kuwait.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Stewart) United States sailors reported boarding an Iraqi vessel, the Ibn Khaldoon, in the Arabian Sea as part of trade embargo; details given of presence of American peace activists, including E. Faye Williams, twice a Congressional nominee from Louisiana, on ship. [US Army Lieutenant Colonel Greg PEPIN - says women grabbed troops' weapons.] Ship's route from Algiers bound for Basra, Iraq, shown on map.

Martin, David;
Schieffer, Bob;
Stewart, Jim

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