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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Alliances #334229

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 14, 1990
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(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Cairo: Bob Simon) Strange alliances in Middle East crisis examined. Oddness of meeting between Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and crown prince of Kuwait, cooperation between Egyptian and Syrian troops and approval from Iran of United States intervention reported; scenes shown from Damascus, Syria, meeting. [Center for Contemporary Arab Studies Michael HUDSON - says governments want to stop Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.] Western fight against Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser recalled; historical scenes shown. [Cairo Strategic Studies Center Mohammed Sayed AHMED - explains why Hussein is considered a hero.] Expectation that Hussein will portray United States troops as desecraters of Islam reported.

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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