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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: David Martin) United States Navy's challenges and boardings in waters around Persian Gulf as part of embargo against Iraq featured; scenes shown from Defense Department video; details given of confrontation in Red Sea between frigate Elmer Montgomery and Iraqi tanker. [Pentagon spokesman Pete WILLIAMS - describes incident.] [Yesterday, Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - says impact of sanctions on Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's economy may lead him to use military force.] Scenes shown of Navy's boarding of Panamanian tanker Baltic Mermaid in Red Sea on September 15.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Clarification by Iraq about its warning to diplomats sheltering foreigners in Baghdad reported. Hussein's government noted ordering Kuwaitis to apply for Iraqi citizenship. Appearance of Emir of Kuwait Jaber al-Ahmed al-Sabah at United Nations shown.
- Martin, David;
- Rather, Dan
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