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Persian Gulf Crisis / Kuwait Embassies #334625

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 14, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Amman: Tom Fenton) Iraqi soldiers reported storming French, Canadian and Belgian embassies in Kuwait City, Kuwait, and seizing French citizens; details illustrated on screen. Canadian President Brian Mulroney and Great Britain noted denouncing Iraq's acts and escalating military support to Persian Gulf area. [British defense secretary Tom KING, military analyst Peter HOWARD - comment on British tanks.] [French President Francois MITTERRAND - (thru translator) comments.]

(White House: Lesley Stahl) President Bush reported condemning break-ins. [BUSH - explains prudent response; comments on support for Mitterrand.] United States and Australian warships reported firing warning shots at and boarding an Iraqi tanker in the Gulf of Oman. [BUSH - comments on tanker.] State Department noted calling in Iraqi ambassador for "daily spanking."

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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