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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Diplomacy / Bush / Embargo #334391

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 26, 1990
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Review given of day's events in Persian Gulf region.

(State Department: Deborah Potter) Journey of dependents of American diplomats out of United States embassy in Kuwait, while a skeleton crew of diplomats remain there surrounded by Iraqis, featured. [On "Face the Nation", Undersecretary of State for political affairs Robert KIMMITT - says remaining diplomats have only auxiliary power in the embassy.] [On "CNN Newsmaker Sunday", Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States Sheik Saud Nasir al-SABAH - says Iraqis are going from home to home in Kuwait looking for foreign nationals.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Kennebunkport: Wyatt Andrews) Reaction of President Bush's administration to events featured; scenes shown of Bush playing golf on his continuing vacation schedule. [National Security Adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - says we are willing to talk after Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has withdrawn from Kuwait and released foreigners.] United Nations decision to allow use of force in enforcing embargo against Iraq recalled; scenes shown of ships in Persian Gulf. [On "Meet the Press", Assistant Secretary of State John KELLY - talks about effectiveness of blockade.] [Iraqi foreign minister Tariq AZIZ - says blockade might lead to starvation.] Bush's strategy of keeping pressure on Hussein and waiting outlined.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Statement from Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze that USSR ships won't use force to interdict vessels during blockade reported. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Effectiveness of embargo reported keeping need for interdiction of ships from happening; details given of United States Navy surveillance of ships in and around Persian Gulf.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Commander of United States Persian Gulf forces, General Norman Schwarzkopf, reported transferring his headquarters to Saudi Arabia.

(Saudi Arabia: Bob Simon) Arrival of United States military equipment and personnel in area featured; scenes shown of United States troops being deployed in Saudi Arabia and from inside AWACs plane used for surveillance. [Major General William PAGONIS - comments on United States forces.] [Two radar MEN - comment.] Saudi contingent in Arab multinational force shown. [ARAB - says this is our land to protect.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Martin, David;
Potter, Deborah;
Schieffer, Bob;
Simon, Bob

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