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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait #334443

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 03, 1990
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(Persian Gulf: Dan Rather) Iraq reported saying they will begin pulling troops out of Kuwait by Sunday; earlier statement from President Bush quoted; invasion reviewed; Saudi Arabia, missing United States oil workers and world economy mentioned. Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Tom Fenton) Iraq reported overcoming pockets of Kuwaiti resistance on way to Saudi Arabian border; telephone interview heard of British embassy's David McDonough in Kuwait City, Kuwait; audio heard of today's final radio plea for help, translated on screen. [Middle East expert Fouad AJAMI - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein knows any push into Saudi Arabia will trigger United States intervention.] Arab League meeting in Cairo, Egypt, noted condemning invasion; scenes shown of meeting, of anti-Iraq demonstrations outside and of crowds cheering takeover in Baghdad, Iraq. King Hussein of Jordan reported visiting Iraq; scenes shown. Member of deposed Kuwaiti royal family reported leading demonstrations in London. [Sheik Khaled al-SABAH - comments.]

(Persian Gulf: Dan Rather) Bush noted leaving for weekend at Camp David. Report introduced.

(White House: Lesley Stahl) Bush's strategy examined. [BUSH - comments on Saudi Arabia.] Saudi Arabian ambassador noted spending morning at White House; Bush noted telephoning Saudi King Fahd. Bush reported pressing for United Nations economic sanctions despite Arab leaders asking him to wait for "Arab solution." [UN ambassador Thomas PICKERING - lists sanctions.] [In Moscow, Secretary of State James BAKER - announces joint US-USSR call for cut-off of arms supplies to Iraq.]

(Persian Gulf: Dan Rather) Before Iraqi troop withdrawal announcement, United States reported telling NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies, including Turkey, of readiness to defend Saudi Arabia.

(Pentagon: David Martin) United States military options examined; intelligence experts reported saying Iraq prepared to invade Saudi Arabia; photos shown. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - comments on situation and missing oil workers.] [Iraqi ambassador to United States Mohamed Sadiq al-MASHAT - denies accusations.] Saudis noted still refusing United States access to air bases. [Washington Institute for Near East Policy Martin INDYK - comments on gaining Saudi trust.] Iraqi official reported negotiating with Saudi Arabia.

(Persian Gulf: Dan Rather) Persian Gulf fear detailed; explanation given of why exact location of broadcast not disclosed.

Fenton, Tom;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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