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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait #334497

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 06, 1990
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(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Wyatt Andrews) United Nations Security Council reported approving economic sanctions against Iraq for invading Kuwait. [UN ambassador Thomas PICKERING - comments.] President Bush reported meeting with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) chief Manfred Woerner; scenes shown from White House. [BUSH, THATCHER - comment on possibility of blockade.] Secretary of State James Baker noted going Thursday to visit Turkish President Turgut Ozal regarding key oil pipeline.

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) United States military options in Persian Gulf examined; Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney reported discussing US military aid with Saudi Arabian leaders while Saudis send more troops to Kuwait border; scenes shown; Saudis noted not yet answering request to use military bases. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - comments on Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's troops remaining on Kuwait- Saudi Arabia border.] Cheney noted considering trip to Turkey, where US forces operate out of base at Incirlik, Turkey. [Retired General George CRIST - comments.] Scenes shown of Navy ships arriving near, or leaving for, Persian Gulf.

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Tom Fenton) Saddam Hussein reported meeting with US diplomats to deliver message to Bush; scenes shown from Baghdad, Iraq; Saudi Arabian troop movements noted; scenes shown of other Arab leaders in meetings and of oil pipeline in Adana, Turkey, shut down as a result of embargo. [Center for Strategic and International Studies Henry SCHULER - comments on embargo.] Possibility of naval blockade examined. [In London, two AMERICANS - comment on fleeing Kuwait.] Scenes shown of occupied Kuwait from Iraqi television.

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Western talk of isolating Hussein compared to his hero status among Arabs. [MEN - talk positively about Hussein and criticize US.]

Reporter(s):
Andrews, Wyatt;
Fenton, Tom;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:10:10

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