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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait #334540

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 09, 1990
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(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) United Nations Security Council reported voting to declare Iraq's annexation of Kuwait null and void. United States troops reported moving into Saudi Arabia; actions of France, USSR and China noted. While Secretary of State James Baker seeking Turkish support, Iraqi troops reported massing on Turkish border; scenes shown of Baker. Report introduced.

(Amman: Allen Pizzey) Iraq noted closing borders today and saying only diplomats can leave Iraq or Kuwait; Americans held in Baghdad, Iraq, hotel mentioned; scenes shown from border. [ARAB - (thru translator) comments on situation in Kuwait.] Scenes shown of Baghdad demonstration in support of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's annexation of Kuwait. Libya noted only Arab state backing Iraq.

(Persian Gulf: Tom Fenton) Under threat of Iraqi chemical warfare, Japan reported ordering workers out of Saudi Arabian oil fields; expected Saudi economic loss and United States dependence on increased Saudi oil production noted. [Mideast analyst Pamela SMITH - says oil prices will respond to Saudi disruption.] Scenes shown from 1986 of Tehran, Iran, bombed by Iraq during Persian Gulf war. [Two refugee KUWAITIS - tell of terror in Kuwait.] Fear that Iraq will attack Saudi Arabia before buildup of foreign forces noted; scenes shown of a British ship.

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Magnitude of American Operation "Desert Shield" in Saudi Arabia reported; details given of movements at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. [Pentagon spokesman Pete WILLIAMS - comments.] Air Force buildup mentioned. [Senator Sam NUNN - comments.] Scenes shown of Navy hospital ship.

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Lesley Stahl) President Bush reported moving monitoring operations to Kennebunkport, ME. Concern over Americans trapped in Iraq and Kuwait detailed; White House reported telling Iraqi ambassador today of Iraqi responsibility for Americans. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - talks about detained Americans.] Penelope Nabokov reported allowed to leave Baghdad, Iraq, hotel, but not country. [Terrorism expert Brian JENKINS - compares situation to hostage crises in Iran and Lebanon.] White House statement regarding compliance with United Nations economic sanctions reported.

(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Martha Teichner) Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir reported warning Saddam Hussein regarding threats to attack Israel; Israeli preparations for possible Iraqi chemical weapons use detailed; scenes shown of missile test fire. [SHAMIR - makes statement.] [Buying gas mask in Tel Aviv, Israel, MAN - comments.] [Military analyst Ron BEN-YISHAI - talks about possible Iraq-Israel warfare.] Concern that Iraq will draw Israel into conflict to unite Arab countries detailed.

(Cairo: Bob Simon) Arab leaders reported arriving in Cairo, Egypt, for summit; King Hussein of Jordan quoted; scenes shown of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd, deposed Emir of Kuwait Sheik Jaber al-Ahmed al- Sabah, Iraqi delegation, PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at airport. ["Middle East Economic Digest" David BUTTER - comments on summit.] Scenes shown of Egyptians volunteering at Kuwaiti embassy in Cairo for war against Iraq.

Reporter(s):
Fenton, Tom;
Martin, David;
Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob;
Stahl, Lesley;
Teichner, Martha
Duration:
00:13:50

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