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Persian Gulf Crisis / Diplomats / Iran #334747

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 21, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) State Department reported sending Iraqi diplomats home following American expulsions from Baghdad, Iraq. Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Bert Quint) Signs that Iraq is preparing for war examined; scenes shown from announcement on Iraqi television that war is inevitable. [Iraqi information minister Latif Nassif JASSEM - says we want this battle.] Iraq noted expelling diplomats from eleven countries; scenes shown of European contract workers, not allowed to leave Iraq. Iraq reported asking visiting Iranian delegation to lend use of Iranian oil pipelines.

(White House: Lesley Stahl) President Bush's warning to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported. [BUSH - reads statement about terrorism; comments on possibility of war.] [After meeting with Saudi Arabian officials, Senator David BOREN, Representative Les ASPIN - comment on possibility of war.] White House noted paying Iran for old legal claim.

Quint, Bert;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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