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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Bush / Jordan / United States Troops #334219

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 14, 1990
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(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported meeting with Jordan's King Hussein and giving King Hussein messages for President Bush; meeting between King Hussein and Bush in Maine noted scheduled for Thursday; content of letter to Bush detailed. Report introduced.

(White House: Wyatt Andrews) Bush noted breaking Maine vacation to meet with aides in Washington. [At broadcast news conference, BUSH - comments on Persian Gulf crisis, naval blockade; threatens Jordan about ignoring sanctions against Iraq; considers closing port of Aqaba, Jordan.] Bush reported throwing out promise not to make budget a partisan issue. [BUSH - attacks Congressional Democrats.] Senator George Mitchell's response noted.

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Amman, Jordan: Allen Pizzey) Difficult position of King Hussein examined; King Hussein reported long-time ally of Saddam Hussein, still allowing food shipments to pass through Red Sea port of Aqaba to Iraq, while not recognizing Kuwait puppet government; Jordan's economic dependence on Iraq detailed. [Jordanian economist Jawad ANANI - says we are reluctant participants in sanctions.] Jordanian public opinion supporting Iraq mentioned; scenes shown from demonstration; Jordan noted still dependent on Iraqi oil and calling food shipments "humanitarian."

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Pentagon officials reported saying strong possibility of Bush calling up reserve troops; scenes shown of tanks boarding ships in North Carolina and of Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney inspecting chemical warfare suits while visiting troops in Georgia. [CHENEY - comments on United States using chemical weapons.] Concern over possible Iraqi mines at sea noted. British navy reported interdicting ships coming to and from Iraqi ports; audio heard of British ship radio contact with Cypriot freighter Glory; scenes shown. [Central command General H. Norman SCHWARZKOPF - says blockade hasn't yet used military force.] Pentagon estimate of total number of American troops in Saudi Arabia cited.

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Immensity of United States military buildup in Saudi Arabia examined; scenes shown. [SOLDIER - shows pistol magazines.] [SOLDIER - comments on chemical weapons concern.] [Two SOLDIERS - show high morale.] [SOLDIER - says we're "Ku-waiting."]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Martin, David;
Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan

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