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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait #334484

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 04, 1990
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Installation of new government in Kuwait by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein noted.

(Persian Gulf: Dan Rather) Reports reviewed about what Iraqi military forces are doing in Kuwait; map shown; details given of decision by European Community, shown meeting in Rome, to put on economic sanctions.

(Cairo: Bill McLaughlin) Diplomatic efforts by Arab nations to get Hussein to stop and roll back featured; scenes shown from Cairo, Egypt. [Egyptian President Hosni MUBARAK - says Arab leaders can find solution without foreign intervention.] [Kuwaiti minister of cabinet affairs Abdel Rahman el-AWADI - says Mubarak has been the most powerful moving force.] [In Cairo, stranded KUWAITI - comments.] [Egyptian magazine editor Imaad ADIB - says question is what Hussein wants.]

(Persian Gulf: Dan Rather, Tom Fenton) Worldwide protests against Iraqi takeover of Kuwait examined; details given of decision by European Community, shown meeting in Rome, to put on economic sanctions. [Middle East analyst Fred HALLIDAY - predicts what blockade could do.] Pressure from United States on both Turkey and Saudi Arabia to shut off Iraqi oil pipelines through those countries noted. [Defense analyst Francis TUSA - comments.] Hussein's power to push up world oil prices noted. [Economist Henry SCHULER - says he can also control oil output from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.] Issue of fate of 15 pro-Iranian terrorists held in Kuwait prisons for bombing of American and French embassies in 1983 and their link to American hostages Terry Anderson and Thomas Sutherland in Lebanon detailed.

(Persian Gulf: Dan Rather) Review given of what is happening in the Persian Gulf; aerial scenes shown of oil tankers stacked there.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer; Persian Gulf: Dan Rather) Questions about the Persian Gulf region discussed; details given of role of American ships in area, region's view of Hussein and issue of whether Saudi Arabia will ask for United States help. President Bush's statement about status quo noted.

Fenton, Tom;
McLaughlin, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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