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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Kuwait Embassy / Iraq #334337

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 22, 1990
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(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(State Department: Mark Phillips) State Department reported announcing that essential personnel will remain at United States embassy in Kuwait, out of concern for American hostages, despite Iraqi order; amateur video of Kuwait destruction shown. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - comments.] [Iraqi ambassador Mohamed Sadiq al-MASHAT - implies that diplomats could become hostages.] Voice of America broadcasts reported changing from warning against escape to that of "be careful"; audio heard. Scenes shown of escapee Stephanie McGehee meeting family in San Diego, California. [McGEHEE - talks about escape.]

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Speculation about where Iraqi President Saddam Hussein might be located mentioned. Report introduced.

(Baghdad, Iraq: Allen Pizzey) Tight government control of news media and public opinion detailed; scenes shown from Iraqi television.

Phillips, Mark;
Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan

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