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Persian Gulf Crisis / Desert Shield / Syria / Terrorism / Refugees #334610

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 13, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Operation "Desert Shield" reported falling behind schedule. [US forces in Saudi Arabia Commander General H. Norman SCHWARZKOPF, Military Sea Lift Commander Vice Admiral Francis DONOVAN - comment on delay.] [Maritime Administration deputy administrator Robert MARTINEZ - says one reason is Congress' reduced funding.]

(Saudi Arabia: Bob Simon) Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell reported visiting United States forces in Saudi Arabia; scenes shown. [POWELL - talks to troops about Iraqi President Saddam Hussein; comments on possibility of offensive mission.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Secretary of State James Baker reported arriving in Syria tonight for meeting with Syrian President Hafez al- Assad, one of Saddam Hussein's worst enemies; Syrian links with terrorism recalled. Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Bert Quint) Saddam Hussein noted threatening terrorist acts against Americans; Asian workers reported barely surviving in Iraqi refugee camps; scenes shown. [ASIAN - expresses despair.] Pressure on India and Philippines detailed. [Indian ambassador to Iraq Kamal Nain BAKSHI - comments on desperate position.] Unlikelihood of United States warships firing on humanitarian aid vessels noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(State Department: Mark Phillips) Iraqi ambassador Mohamed Sadiq al-Mashat reported refusing to take videotape of President Bush's message. [State Department deputy secretary Lawrence EAGLEBURGER - offers tape.] [MASHAT - says give it to charge d'affaires.] Saddam Hussein noted releasing hostage Tom Ewald to United States embassy after receiving letter from Ewald's mother explaining asthma condition. [Mary EWALD - comments.] Scenes shown of Americans arriving in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Reporter(s):
Martin, David;
Phillips, Mark;
Quint, Bert;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob
Duration:
00:08:20

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