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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Hostages / Bush / USS Wisconsin #334416

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 28, 1990
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(Baghdad: Dan Rather) Iraqi government reported saying that women and children hostages will be released; scenes shown from televised meeting between Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and hostages. [HUSSEIN, HOSTAGES - (thru translator) talk together.] [Johns Hopkins University Fouad AJAMI - says Hussein is looking for a way out.] Hussein reported proposing direct negotiations and televised debate between himself, President Bush and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Report introduced.

(State Department: Mark Phillips) State Department reaction to hostage announcement examined. [Kathey MAJEREK, Janet CHANDLER - comment on seeing brother, hostage Kevin Bazner, on Iraqi video.] [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - talks about Hussein's public relations.] [Rao MURIKIPUDI - talks about getting wife and child hostages back.] Scenes shown of Kuwait embassy dependents' plane landing at Andrews Air Force Base, MD. [TUTWILER - comments on debate offer.] Hostage being held at Basra, Iraq, reported dying.

(Baghdad: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Wyatt Andrews) Bush noted returning to Washington today from vacation in Maine, to brief Congress; scenes shown. [BUSH - asks for Congressional support.] [In Persian Gulf region, Senator Sam NUNN - says we need more Arab military support.] [Representative William GRAY - comments on greater Pentagon need for planes than for SDI/Star Wars defense.] [Representative Richard GEPHARDT - comments on need to make budget deal.]

(Baghdad: Dan Rather) Taped interview presented with director general of information ministry Naji al-Hadithi. [HADITHI - discusses presidential decree making Kuwait 19th province.] Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Military buildup in and around Persian Gulf detailed; scenes shown of Army M-1 tanks arriving in Saudi Arabia; new Pentagon cost estimate of Operation "Desert Shield" cited. [Pentagon spokesman Pete WILLIAMS - comments on higher cost estimate.] [US Army Major General Jerry GRANRUD - talks about tanks.]

(Baghdad: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Battleship Wisconsin: Bob Simon) Battleship USS Wisconsin featured; details given of armaments; scenes shown from Persian Gulf. [USS Wisconsin Captain Jerry BELSCH - comments on battleship's intimidating appearance.] [Two SAILORS - comment.] M-1 tank featured; scenes shown. [SOLDIER - talks about tank.]

Reporter(s):
Andrews, Wyatt;
Martin, David;
Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob
Duration:
00:12:20

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