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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / United States Military Options / Persian Gulf #334487

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 04, 1990
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(White House: Linda Taira) Military options under discussion by US featured; details given of meeting of President Bush, Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, Secretary of State James Baker and White House Chief of Staff John Sununu for a strategy session on the Persian Gulf crisis; scenes and photograph shown. [Kuwait ambassador to United States Sheik Saud Nasir al-SABAH - says we will work together with US.] [Senator Steven SYMMS - talks about diplomacy in the region.] Administration's call for an international boycott noted.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer; Pentagon: David Martin) Review given of military situation in Persian Gulf area of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and how US might react if Iraqi President Saddam Hussein tries to grab Saudi oil fields. [Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Admiral William CROWE - says war with Iraq would not be simple or quick.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer; State Department: Bill Plante) Historic joint announcement by United States and USSR calling for Iraq to pull back from Kuwait described; details given of USSR 's role as a "player" in the Persian Gulf region. :18:00 (COMMERCIAL: Centrum; Dean Witter; Mercedes-Benz.)

Reporter(s):
Martin, David;
Plante, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob;
Taira, Linda
Duration:
00:07:40

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