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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Hussein Interview / Hostages / Ramstein Crash #334429

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 29, 1990
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Baghdad,Iraq: Dan Rather) Portions of interview with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein presented. [HUSSEIN - (thru translator) discusses withdrawal from Kuwait and negotiations with US.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Broadcast of full interview with analysis later tonight noted. Report introduced.

(White House: Wyatt Andrews) White House reported rejecting unofficial peace suggestions from Iraq; details given of proposals received by National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft and Jordan's King Hussein.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Amman: Peter Van Sant) First hostage reported freed under Saddam Hussein's promise; scenes shown of Canadian Ingrid Titu, wife of diplomat, arriving in Amman, Jordan, of British families spending time together before women and children are allowed to go and of another baby born in captivity, Jaime Hernando. United States officials reported inspecting site on Iraq-Jordan border where Americans may cross to freedom. [US ambassador Roger HARRISON - comments.] [British hostage GIRL - says worried about leaving dad here.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(State Department: Mark Phillips) State Department reported calling in Iraqi ambassador Mohamed Sadiq al-Mashat to confirm Saddam Hussein's promise; details of hostage release outlined on screen; scenes shown of Iraqi diplomats, expelled from US, leaving. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - says step in right direction.] [MASHAT - says men can leave if United States guarantees not to strike Iraq.] [TUTWILER - responds to second peace gesture.] [Mother of hostage Virginia BAZNER - comments.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) A giant United States Air Force cargo jet bound for Persian Gulf reported crashing after takeoff from West Germany; volunteer reservists noted killed; scenes shown from Ramstein Air Force Base, West Germany. [Survivor's brother-in-law Louis HERNANDEZ - comments.] [Yesterday, United States Air Force Colonel Robert NEAL, military analyst retired General George CRIST - comment on strain caused by Operation "Desert Shield."] Embargo against Iraq mentioned.

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

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