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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Hostages / United States Military / Blockade #334262

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 17, 1990
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Crisis in Persian Gulf reported intensifying. Dan Rather's report noted filed by telephone because Iraqi officials cut off satellite transmissions. Report introduced.

(Baghdad, Iraq: Dan Rather) Americans who have been held in Baghdad, Iraq, reported secretly moved to undisclosed location, possibly Al- Mansour Melia Hotel; Iraqi officials quoted. Rumor that Americans were scattered to several sites in city as safeguards against military attacks examined. Iraq-Iran relations mentioned; scenes shown from Iraqi television reporting Iranian prisoners of war returned and from music video praising Iraqi President Saddam Hussein; Iraqi troops noted pulling out of Iranian territory.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer; Baghdad, Iraq: Dan Rather) Use of American detainees to prevent military attacks further analyzed.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) President Bush's administration reported protesting the moving of Americans and demanding to know location. Report introduced.

(State Department: Bill Plante) Bush reported trying to appear unconcerned about possibility of hostages; scenes shown of Bush in Kennebunkport, ME. [BUSH, State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - comment.] United Nations Security Council reported voting to join effort to free detainees. [UN ambassador Thomas PICKERING - comments.] [Iraqi ambassador Mohamed Sadiq al-MASHAT - says they are well treated.] [Father and husband of detainees Madhavarao MURIKIPUDI - says God only knows how they are doing.] Iraqis noted not following up on threat to round up foreigners in Kuwait.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev reported accusing Iraqis of treachery for using USSR -supplied arms against Kuwait; Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze quoted. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Bob Simon) United States military technology in Saudi Arabia detailed; scenes shown. [Marine COMMANDER - comments on rapid deployment force using Pentagon's pre-positioning concept.] [SOLDIER - asks for information from reporters.] [SOLDIER - displays heat-seeking missile.] [Military COMMANDER - comments.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Administration officials reported saying Bush has decided to call up some reservists. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) United States Navy warships reported making first known challenge to Iraqi vessels suspected of violating embargo; details given of intercept operation in Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and Red Sea approaches to port of Aqaba, Jordan; scenes shown. Jordan noted putting armed forces on alert. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell reported visiting departing troops; scenes shown. [POWELL - comments on military buildup.] Military buildup detailed; Pentagon reported commandeering commercial airliners to continue airlift.

Martin, David;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Simon, Bob

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