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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / United States and Saudi Arabia #334512

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 07, 1990
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(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Persian Gulf crisis reported escalating; Iraqi-installed puppet government noted declaring Kuwait a republic. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) President Bush reported ordering planes and troops to Saudi Arabia as part of multi-national force defending air bases against an Iraqi invasion; details given; scenes shown of troops preparing to leave Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Yesterday, while meeting with US diplomat, President Saddam Hussein reported saying he will not pull out of Kuwait; scenes shown from meeting in Baghdad, Iraq. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - comments on statement.] Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney reported persuading Saudi Arabian leaders to allow United States forces on air bases; Cheney noted meeting next in Cairo, Egypt, with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who agreed to send Egyptian troops to Saudi Arabia in cooperation with United States forces and to allow an air craft carrier to travel the Suez Canal; scenes shown from both meetings. Naval forces detailed.

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather; Pentagon: David Martin) Pentagon strategy speculated upon.

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Lesley Stahl) White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater quoted regarding Iraqi threat to Saudi Arabia; scenes shown of Bush going to CIA briefing; Bush's strategy to secure use of Saudi air bases detailed. [Representative Les ASPIN - comments on Saudi reluctance.] US military equipment sold to Saudi Arabia mentioned. Crisis noted Bush's first major test.

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Plane full of tourists reported allowed to leave Baghdad for Amman, Jordan. [Three TOURISTS - talk about ordeal.] Report introduced.

(State Department: Bill Plante) State Department reported expected tonight to issue travel warning for Americans in eastern Saudi Arabia and surrounding areas in Persian Gulf; details given of Americans detained at hotel in Baghdad. [TUTWILER - comments on detained foreigners.] [Detained Penelope Nabokov's father Peter NABOKOV - tells what he has heard.]

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Tom Fenton) Success of economic pressure detailed; Kuwait currency, now linked to Iraqi currency, noted worthless; Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported having to cut oil flow through pipelines; scenes shown of damaged Kuwait City, Kuwait. [In earlier interview, Turkish Premier Turgut OZAL - says he shut down pipelines through Turkey as part of United Nations embargo.] Audio heard of United States oil worker Edward Allen, in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, talking about asking Americans to leave. Scenes shown of Arab leaders meeting with Hussein, of young men in Cairo volunteering to fight for Kuwait and of USSR naval vessels arriving in Persian Gulf.

Fenton, Tom;
Martin, David;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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