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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Blockade / Americans #334204

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 13, 1990
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(USS Independence: Dan Rather) Developments in Persian Gulf during last forty-eight hours reviewed. Great Britain and Australia reported saying they will join United States interdiction effort against Iraq; France noted declining; Defense Department reported sailing a fourth carrier to Gulf next week; Israel reported charging Jordan is allowing Iraqi supply shipments. USS Independence aircraft carrier featured; details given of fighting capabilities; scenes shown. [Two SAILORS - comment.] [Independence battle group commander Rear Admiral Jerry UNRUH - tells sailors of chemical weapons concern.] [Two SAILORS - show high morale.] Report introduced.

(Washington: David Martin) President Bush's administration's statements regarding international blockade enforcement of United Nations economic sanctions reported. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - comments on humanitarian aid shipments.] Jordan's King Hussein's allowing food shipments mentioned; likelihood of Iraq exporting oil through Jordanian Gulf of Aqaba noted. Prospect of long-term oil price rise reported causing Bush to interrupt Maine vacation tomorrow and return to Washington, DC, for Gulf and budget talks; scenes shown. Pentagon reported continuing shipment of soldiers to Saudi Arabia; scenes shown of ship leaving Savannah, Georgia; details outlined on screen. [Saudi Arabian ambassador Prince BANDAR - comments on United States troops.] Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney noted leaving for Saudi Arabia on Friday.

(Persian Gulf: Doug Tunnell) Western naval buildup blockading all shipments to and from Iraq examined. Saudi Arabia reported taking its first step, turning away Iraqi oil tanker from pipeline terminal at Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, on Red Sea. [Iraqi diplomat Abdul Razzak al- HASHIMI - says we will remember who participated in blockade.] Great Britain reported saying it will use force if necessary. [Middle East oil analyst Paul GIGNOUX - comments on United States capabilities.] United States warplanes noted low on fuel.

(USS Independence: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(State Department: Bill Plante) State Department officials and Iraqi ambassador reported discussing Iraqi promise to allow foreigners to leave Kuwait. [TUTWILER - lists nationalities allowed to leave.] Issue of not calling detained Americans "hostages" mentioned; number of Americans who have escaped noted. [Iraqi-American Dr. Ghazi SHABA, Edna SHABA - talk about escape.] Audio heard of Voice of America radio warnings against escaping; photograph shown of British citizen who was shot and killed yesterday in convoy; Iraqi guards noted turning back large American caravan from Saudi border.

Martin, David;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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