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Persian Gulf / Iraq Invasion of Kuwait #334292

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 02, 1990
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(London: Dan Rather) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported invading and taking over Kuwait today, claiming revolutionaries' invitation; sanctions from President Bush, Great Britain and USSR , and condemnation from United Nations Security Council detailed. Bush quoted regarding military intervention. State Department quoted about American oil workers held by Iraq. Tensions between Iraq and Kuwait over oil production recalled. Audio heard of Kuwaiti radio bulletin and of eyewitness Michael Trew. Kuwaiti assets detailed. Emir, Sheik Jaber al-Ahmed al-Sabah and most of close relatives in ruling family reported safe in Saudi Arabia. Report introduced.

(London: Anthony Mason) Reactions to invasion further detailed. Areas in Kuwait City, Kuwait, controlled by Iraq illustrated on screen. [Iraqi ambassador Mohamed Sadiq al-MASHAT - addresses United Nations Security Council.] [Kuwaiti ambassador Saud Nasir al-SABAH - asks for assistance.] Scenes shown of London invasion protest. [PROTESTER - asks for help.] Hussein's promise last week to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak of no action against Kuwait recalled; Mubarak noted told not to come to Baghdad, Iraq, today. [Johns Hopkins University Fouad AJAMI - comments.] Arab foreign ministers, meeting in Cairo, Egypt, noted calling emergency summit.

(London: Dan Rather) Report introduced. ......

(Washington: David Martin) United States military options examined. CIA warning to Bush noted. [SABAH - says Iraq had given its word.] [MASHAT - responds.] [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - denounces claim of assisting a revolution.] [SABAH - asks for US intervention.] Arrival of aircraft carrier Independence reported too late to stop Iraq. [Senator David BOREN - says invasion force of record strength.] Pentagon reported working on aid to Saudi Arabia.

Martin, David;
Mason, Anthony;
Rather, Dan

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