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Persian Gulf Crisis / Hostages / USSR / Aramco Employees #334838

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 03, 1990
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(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) United Nations General Secretary Javier Perez de Cuellar reported saying diplomatic efforts with Iraq have failed. Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Doug Tunnel) Diplomatic developments in Persian Gulf crisis examined. Small number of Western hostages reported allowed to contact loved ones; scenes shown of Westerners at embassies in Baghdad, Iraq, and from Iraqi military exercises. Conditions for release of hostages noted. [British AMBASSADOR - comments on red tape.] [Iraqi SOLDIER - comments.] ......

(State Department: Mark Phillips) Status of hostages in Kuwait examined; conditions at United States embassy in Kuwait City, Kuwait, detailed; scenes shown of ambassador West Nathaniel Howell. [Former hostage Lloyd CULBERTSON - talks about conditions.] Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz reported telling Red Cross that Western countries should allow food to pass through blockade if they are concerned about hostages starving. State Department sources noted saying general strike is underway in Kuwait.

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Scenes shown from Iraqi guest's news. Report introduced.

(Andrews Air Force Base, MD: Wyatt Andrews) President Bush reported returning to White House from vacation; scenes shown from Andrews Air Force Base; Middle East crisis mini-summit this weekend in Helsinki, Finland, with USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev, previewed.

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Barry Petersen) Soviet officials' statement regarding Helsinki summit agenda noted. [Foreign ministry spokesman Gennady GERASIMOV - comments.] Evacuation of Soviet women and children from Iraq noted complete. [GERASIMOV - comments on Soviet men fulfilling work contracts in Iraq.] Troubled economy mentioned; scenes shown of homeless camp at Kremlin.

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Bob Simon) Saudi Arabian Aramco American employees featured; most dependents noted evacuated; scenes shown from Aramco's Rolling Hills Country Club, all sand trap. [GOLFER - talks about golf course.] [Four Aramco EMPLOYEES - comment.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Petersen, Barry;
Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob;
Tunnell, Doug

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