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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Hostages / Iraqi Embassy / Blockade #334404

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 27, 1990
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(Baghdad: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Schieffer) Conflicting signals in Persian Gulf crisis examined. USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev quoted regarding Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Report introduced.

(State Department: Mark Phillips) For reasons including Iraq's detainment of American diplomat's sons, State Department reported calling in Iraqi ambassador Mohamed Sadiq al-Mashat to announce expulsion of two-thirds of Iraqi embassy personnel; details given. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - makes announcement.] [MASHAT - protests expulsions.] [TUTWILER - comments on Iraq's detainment.] State Department noted calling in ambassadors from other countries to urge similar actions against Iraq; scenes shown. In Kuwait, United States ambassador Nathaniel Howell and staff reported remaining without outside power or water. United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar noted heading to Middle East.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Kennebunkport: Wyatt Andrews) White House reaction examined. [President BUSH - rejects possibility of negotiation; comments on expulsion of Iraqi embassy staff.] This weekend, United Nations reported approving use of force in trade embargo. [BUSH - comments on Gorbachev's warnings to Saddam Hussein.] Bush reported spending next three days in Washington, DC; scenes shown of Bush's boat breaking down with Canadian President Brian Mulroney aboard. [BUSH - comments on breaking vacation plans.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Dan Rather) New sense of confidence in Baghdad, Iraq, examined; scenes shown of Iraqi photograph opportunities and from televised hostage video. United Nations negotiations reported beginning in Jordan on Thursday. Iraqi ship captains reported under orders not to challenge multinational blockade.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Iraqi order not to defy embargo further examined. [BUSH - talks about stopping air shipments to Iraq.] Kuwaiti government in exile reported donating two 747's to help Pentagon carry troops to Saudi Arabia; Qatar noted announcing territory open to allied forces. United States military equipment that is still arriving mentioned.

(Persian Gulf: Doug Tunnell) Multinational naval blockade examined; confusion noted. [HMS York COMMANDER - comments on United Nations Security Council resolution.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Amman: Peter Van Sant) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's new Iraqi television program, using hostages, featured; television scenes shown.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Martin, David;
Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter;
Schieffer, Bob;
Tunnell, Doug

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