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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Settlement Offer / Hostages / Blockade / United States Military / Expatriates #334323

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 21, 1990
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(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather, Allen Pizzey) Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz reported visiting Amman, Jordan, where he offered to negotiate settlement with US. [At Western-style press conference, AZIZ - says we are ready to talk; says America will lose if they attack.] Scenes shown from Iraqi television broadcasting open letter from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein threatening President Bush; appeal to Arab religious feeling noted; scenes shown from demonstration. Report introduced.

(Kennebunkport: Wyatt Andrews) White House response reported; scenes shown of Bush playing golf. [White House spokesman Marlin FITZWATER - comments on Aziz' statements.] CBS News-"New York Times" poll on public opinion of Bush, Middle East crisis and Bush's vacation noted. [Senator Robert DOLE - makes speech about crisis.] [White House Chief of Staff John SUNUNU - talks about Bush's vacation.]

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(State Department: Mark Phillips) Roundup of Western foreigners in Iraq and Kuwait updated. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - says foreigners taken from homes at gunpoint.] British Prime Minister Margaret THATCHER - criticizes detainment of British citizens.] Western European countries reported sending joint task force to Persian Gulf; scenes shown from Brest, France, and from Paris. [BOUCHER - says United States will not negotiate.]

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) During the shadowing of Iraqi shipping today, United States noted allowing oil tanker through blockade to Yemen. [FITZWATER - explains deal between United States and Yemen ambassadors to UN.] Threat of land confrontation examined. [Returning from Persian Gulf visit, Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - says we are ready to defend against Iraq.] [US transportation command General H.T. JOHNSON - describes moving troops and equipment to Saudi Arabia.] [Two 82nd Airborne SOLDIERS - talk about working in desert.] [At Fort Benning, Georgia, during departure, Sergeant Rachel SALDANA - says we're scared.] [Major General Carmen CAVEZZA - addresses troops.]

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Iraqi censorship of news broadcasts from Baghdad, Iraq, noted. Baghdad American embassy diplomat Joe Wilson's hiding of thirty-five Americans expatriates from Iraqi "human shield" operation featured; scenes shown. [Three AMERICANS - comment on ordeal.] [AMERICAN - criticizes blockade.]

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

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