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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Negotiations / Embargo / Hostages #334470

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 31, 1990
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(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar and Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz reported opening negotiations at royal palace in Amman, Jordan; details given; scenes shown. [AZIZ - talks about conditions for hostages to leave Iraq.] [PEREZ de Cuellar - comments on talks.] Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Pressure on President Bush from allies and Congress members for military strike against Iraq examined; Egypt and Saudi Arabia noted warning administration that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein must be removed from power; Iraq reported avoiding confrontation with United States and allied forces. [US Navy Captain Jay YAKELEY - comments.] [Desert Shield Commander General Norman SCHWARZKOPF - comments on standoff.] ......

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) According to Israeli military sources, Jordan reported assisting Iraq; details given. United States Navy noted boarding first Iraqi tanker today. Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Bert Quint) Ships' compliance with trade embargo examined; scenes shown of international armada. [USS Independence Commander Rear Admiral Jerry UNRUH - comments on compliance.] Economic boom for smugglers noted; scenes shown.

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Doug Tunnel) Senior Iraqi official reported announcing conditions for release of one hostage group; scenes shown. While Iraq says no more women or children held at strategic locations as human shields, number of men being held is growing. [Iraqi information ministry Naji al-HADITHI - describes locations.] [HOSTAGE - talks about leaving husband behind.]

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) State Department reported starting a file on war crimes charges against Saddam Hussein. Report introduced.

(State Department: Mark Phillips) Status of American women and children trapped in Iraq reported; details given of new Iraqi rules. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - talks about red tape.] Scenes shown of Italian refugee bus arriving in Jordan.

5:42:30 "UPCOMING ITEMS (Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather)"

Reporter(s):
Martin, David;
Phillips, Mark;
Quint, Bert;
Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug
Duration:
00:12:30

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