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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Saddam Hussein / Embassies / Bush / Embargo #334378

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 25, 1990
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Review given of today's events involving Iraq. Report introduced.

(Amman: Dan Rather) Message from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein that was presented to West during his meeting with Austrian President Kurt Waldheim featured; scenes shown. [HUSSEIN - (thru translator) warns against a collision with Iraq.] Freeing of Austrian hostages in Iraq following the Hussein-Waldheim meeting noted.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(State Department: Mark Phillips) Embassy showdown in Kuwait City, Kuwait, now that electrical power has been turned down by Iraq, updated. [Iraqi ambassador to United States Mohamed Sadiq al-MASHAT - says embassy dependents are being allowed to leave.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Kennebunkport: Jacqueline Adams) Reaction of President Bush's administration to United Nations resolution allowing use of force in carrying out naval blockade against Iraq featured; scenes shown of Bush fishing. [National Security Adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - says it is the world against Iraq.] [US ambassador to United Nations Thomas PICKERING - says United States is gratified with United Nations action.] [Iraqi ambassador to United Nations Abdul Amir al- ANBARI - calls United Nations resolution illegal.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Possibility that ships from USSR may join in patrol of Persian Gulf shipping noted.

(Pentagon: Jim Stewart) Freeing of Navy to act against ships refusing to stop for the embargo, due to the United Nations resolution, examined; scenes shown of last weekend's incident in Persian Gulf. Plans to send USS Wisconsin, F-111 bombers and more military reservists to region outlined.

Adams, Jacqueline;
Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Stewart, Jim

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