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Persian Gulf Crisis / Saddam Hussein / Military #334853

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Sep 30, 1990
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Betsy Aaron) Defiant and conciliatory statements from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein featured; scenes shown from Baghdad television where spokesman relayed Hussein's response to French peace proposal and of religious celebrations in streets. [At airport, American GIRL - comments on leaving.] Official Iraqi line on people still held against their will in Iraq reviewed.

(Studio: Connie Chung) Statement from senior British army official that British troops in the gulf would retaliate with nuclear weapons if Iraq used chemical weapons reported. Death of two United States Air Force pilots in Saudi Arabia when their plane crashed on training mission noted.

(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(On USS Independence: Scott Pelley) Cooperation of United States and Iranian military forces in the Persian Gulf featured; scenes shown from USS Independence, which may become the first United States aircraft carrier to enter the gulf in 14 years. [Carrier group one commander Rear Admiral Jerry UNRUH - says Iran has been cooperative.] [Air group commander J.B. YEAKLEY - explains benefits of having carrier in gulf.] Importance of this move for American striking power reiterated.

(Studio: Connie Chung) Facts and figures on gulf crisis outlined on screen.

Aaron, Betsy;
Chung, Connie;
Pelley, Scott

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