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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Diplomacy, Hostages / Bush / US Military #334456

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 30, 1990
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(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Diplomacy and plight of hostages in Persian Gulf crisis featured; scenes shown of arrival of United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar for meeting with Iraq. [PEREZ de Cuellar - says he will talk with Iraq about ways of lessening tension.] Scenes shown of foreigners arriving in Jordan. [Two WOMEN - comment.] [In Baghdad, Iraq, several HOSTAGES - talk to press.] Scenes shown of girl, "Rachel", now and six days ago in TV taping with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Report introduced.

(State Department: Mark Phillips) Delay in release of foreign hostages in Iraq and Kuwait and United States reaction to it featured; scenes shown from Iraqi television of women and children stuck in Baghdad; details given of red tape they face in getting out. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - says Iraqi promises have been followed by new restrictions.] Hussein's historical claim to Kuwait examined; map shown. [Center for Strategic and International Studies Shireen HUNTER - comments on Hussein's claims.] 1961 newsreel film of Kuwait shown.

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Statement from President Bush about fate of the hostages and his foreign policy decisions cited. Report introduced.

(White House: Wyatt Andrews) Request from Bush that other nations pay cash money for United States defense of Saudi Arabia reported. [In press conference, BUSH - calls for burden-sharing.] Japan, West Germany, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait noted being asked for money. [BUSH - says Egypt and Turkey are bearing a burden now.] [Senator Frank LAUTENBERG - says US cannot carry Japan on its back.] [BUSH - says United States forces are not mercenaries.]

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Problems in transporting United States military supplies to Saudi Arabia featured; scenes shown of cargo ships; details given of specific problems. [Pentagon spokesman Pete WILLIAMS - comments.] [Military analyst retired General George CRIST - explains reasons for problems.] Time factor and Iraqi ground superiority detailed.

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Bob Simon) A visit to the front lines featured; scenes shown of Major General John Hopkins visiting his Marines in Saudi Arabia near the Kuwait border. [HOPKINS - talks about combat; tells public to hang in there.]

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Jerry Bowen) Bush's policies and beginnings of dissent featured; scenes shown of protest in San Francisco and Washington, DC. [Ramsey CLARK - says we cannot be policemen for the world.] [Vietnam vet Ron KOVIC - opposes action in Saudi Arabia.] [Prominent Vietnam war dove George McGOVERN - cites differences to Vietnam war.] Other incidents of dissent cited. [Father of Marine, Alex MOLNAR - says he loves his son.] [McGOVERN - says there will be strong dissent if there are casualties.]

Reporter(s):
Andrews, Wyatt;
Bowen, Jerry;
Martin, David;
Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob
Duration:
00:13:40

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