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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Hostages / Embargo / United States Troops #334865

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 04, 1990
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(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Two plane loads of Western hostages reported arriving in Amman, Jordan; United Nations noted sending food for Arab and Asian refugees stranded in Jordanian desert; President Bush reported asking Congress to cancel Egypt's debt for United States military aid. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Stewart) First United States seizure of Iraqi vessel in trade embargo reported; details given of destroyer United States ship Goldsborough's challenge to freighter Zanubia, which had come to Strait of Hormuz from Sri Lanka with tea cargo; Coast Guard said taking vessel to port of Muscat, Oman. [Pentagon spokesman Pete WILLIAMS - comments on decision to board ship.] Possibility of decision by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to challenge interdiction considered. Question of who commands multinational ground force detailed; Saudi Arabian ambassador Prince Bandar reported meeting with Bush today regarding chain of command. [White House spokesman Marlin FITZWATER - comments.]

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Doug Tunnel) Hostage situation in Iraq and Kuwait detailed; scenes shown of Arab-Americans, women and children allowed to leave Baghdad, Iraq; Americans noted remaining in United States diplomatic facilities. [AMERICAN - talks about detainment.]

(State Department: Bill Plante) United States strategy regarding hostages examined; scenes shown of bus convoy carrying British women and children from Kuwait City, Kuwait, to Baghdad. [Secretary of State James BAKER - makes statement about Iraq.] Cost of United States presence in Persian Gulf noted. [BAKER - comments on removal of Hussein.]

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Amman: Tom Fenton) Plight of Western hostage refugees arriving in Amman, Jordan, from Iraq compared to that of Asian and Arab refugees trapped in Jordanian desert; scenes shown from airport, refugee camp and of private aid shipment; poor conditions detailed. [Two former HOSTAGES, REFUGEE - comment.]

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) A day in the field with United States forces most forward in Saudi Arabia, the United States Marines, featured; preparedness detailed; scenes shown. [MARINE, COMMANDER - comment.] [Harrier jet commander Colonel Richard WHITE - talks about confidence.]

Fenton, Tom;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Stewart, Jim;
Tunnell, Doug

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