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Persian Gulf Crisis / Dugan Firing / Iran / Terrorism / Kuwait-Saudi Border #334658

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 17, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney reported firing Air Force Chief of Staff Michael Dugan due to remarks that US would bomb Baghdad, Iraq and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein; remarks quoted on screen; ban against assassinations noted; Israel mentioned. [CHENEY - comments on what we never discuss.] Dugan's response quoted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) President Bush's response to Dugan's firing quoted. Report introduced.

(White House: Lesley Stahl) Bush reported holding press conference to address rumors of embargo-busting deal between Iran and Iraq. [BUSH - comments on Iran's assurances and Ayatollah Mohammed Ali Khamenei's call for holy war; talks about government-orchestrated demonstrations against his Iraqi television message; comments on past United States policy towards Iraq.] Allegations that administration encouraged Iraqi invasion of Kuwait examined; State Department official's July 31 testimony that United States would not aid Kuwait noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced. ......

(Baghdad: Bert Quint) Baghdad reaction to Bush's message reported; excerpts shown; Iraqi television commentary quoted; scenes shown from demonstration following broadcast; Hussein's broad support examined. [IRAQI - talks about Hussein.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Saddam Hussein's Arab supporters, meeting in Jordan, reported warning of terrorism if United States launches attack on Iraq; scenes shown. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Bob Simon) Iraq reported opening Kuwaiti border with Saudi Arabia this weekend as a trap in order to round up hundreds of young Kuwaiti men; scenes shown of "Rolex refugees" in Khafji, Saudi Arabia. [Two WOMEN, MAN - comment.]

Martin, David;
Quint, Bert;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob;
Stahl, Lesley

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