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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Detainees / Bush-King Hussein Meeting #334246

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 16, 1990
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(Baghdad, Iraq: Dan Rather) Update given on situation faced by American and British citizens being detained by Iraq in Kuwait. Scathing attack, on Iraqi TV, by President Saddam Hussein in response to "insults" from President Bush detailed; scenes shown from Iraqi report with English subtitles and of arrival of Jordan's King Hussein for meeting with Bush.

(State Department: Bill Plante) Announcement by Iraq that American and British citizens in Kuwait will report to two hotels examined. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - says United States opposes plan.] [BUSH - opposes coercion of foreign nationals.] [British foreign office William WALDEGRAVE - expresses anger.] [Briton who escaped from Kuwait Gregory MAINE - says we always dreaded the knock on the door.] [Iraqi ambassador to France Abdul Razzak al-HASHIMI - blames US.]

(Baghdad, Iraq: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Kennebunkport: Wyatt Andrews) Tone of Bush's meetings with King Hussein and the foreign minister from Saudi Arabia featured; scenes shown. [King HUSSEIN, BUSH - comment on Jordan's position on sanctions.] [Saudi foreign minister Saud al-FAISAL - hopes conflict can be avoided.] American concerns about positions of Iran and Jordan vis-a-vis Iraq noted.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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