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Persian Gulf Crisis / Embargo / Hostages / Refugees / M- 1 Tank #334878

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 05, 1990
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(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz reported meeting with USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow; scenes shown. Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Doug Tunnel) Update given on situation in Baghdad, Iraq. In statement broadcast on Iraqi television, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported calling on Arabs and Moslems (including those in Saudi Arabia) to disregard embargo; food shortages noted; scenes shown of food lines. Handful of Americans noted allowed to leave today.

(State Department: Bill Plante) Some American women and children reported arriving back in United States today; scenes shown from Newark, New Jersey, press conference. President Bush reported telephoning United States ambassador to Kuwait W. Nathaniel Howell, praising efforts; administration's reaction to Hussein's televised message noted. [Egyptian ambassador to United States El Sayed el REEDY - comments on Hussein's message.] Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, meeting in London, reported agreeing that Persian Gulf states should help bear cost of operation; scenes shown. [BRADY - comments on embargo.] [Secretary of State James BAKER - suggests regional security structure for future.] Unconfirmed report of American shot by Iraqi troops noted.

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Jordan: Tom Fenton) Conditions awaiting refugees reaching Jordan from Iraq and Kuwait examined; scenes shown from refugee camp (named). [Dr. Khaled Abu-Halineh, REFUGEE - complain of shortages.] [KHALED - asks for help.]

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) United States Army's M-1 tanks, now deployed in Saudi Arabia, featured; scenes shown of Bedouins herding cattle next to US Army's 24th Mechanized Infantry division; Iraq's Soviet-made T-72 tank mentioned. [Two SOLDIERS - talks about the tank.] [COMMANDER - hopes we don't fight.]

Reporter(s):
Fenton, Tom;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug
Duration:
00:10:40

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