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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / United States Military / Hussein / Hostages / Kuwait Embassy #334347

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 23, 1990
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(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Today's major developments in Persian Gulf crisis listed. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Bob Simon) 82nd Airborne's first desert deployment featured; scenes shown from desert and from Saudi Arabian air bases, built to United States specifications. [Three SOLDIERS - comment.]

(Amman: Allen Pizzey) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported appearing on television, at meeting with British "guests"; scenes shown. [HUSSEIN - (thru translator) speaks with child.] [British WOMAN - comments on visit.] [HUSSEIN - (thru translator) explains purpose for guests' presence.]

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(State Department: Mark Phillips) Response to Hussein's television propaganda reported. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - comments.] [British foreign secretary Douglas HURD - says it was sickening.] [Father of American hostage Ed BAZNER - comments.] White House reported saying diplomats' dependents and Marine guards have left American embassy in Kuwait, leaving ambassador and skeleton staff to face Iraqi closure deadline tomorrow. Tentative agreement on United Nations Security Council resolution allowing use of force in naval blockade noted. [BOUCHER - comments on USSR military advisers remaining in Iraq.] Two Polish workers returning to Warsaw, Poland, reported confirming "human shield" policy.

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Hussein reported pulling best forces back into Iraq, showing he is more concerned with defense than offense; American embassy in Kuwait reported newest flash point. [BOUCHER - quotes Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney's warning against any use of force against any Western embassy.] [Speaking to Veterans of Foreign Wars, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin POWELL - comments on Hussein's threats.] Offensive ability of United States forces in Saudi Arabia detailed. [Pentagon spokesman Pete WILLIAMS - talks about reserve call- ups.] Navy blockade mentioned.

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) United States Air Force First Tactical Fighter Wing featured; scenes shown of F-15 fighters. [Top GUN - expresses confidence.] [Wing commander Colonel John McGRUME - comments on F-15 fighter.] [Five Top GUNS - comment.]

Reporter(s):
Martin, David;
Phillips, Mark;
Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob
Duration:
00:12:50

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