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Persian Gulf Crisis / United States Troops / Hostages / Refugees #334893

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 06, 1990
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(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Marine Major General Royal Moore reported saying the United States could neutralize Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's air force within thirty-six hours. [MOORE - makes statement.] While campaigning for Republicans, President Bush reported accepting Saddam Hussein's offer to video tape message for broadcast inside Iraq; scenes shown from Topeka, Kansas. Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Doug Tunnel) Hussein reported offering Bush equal time on Iraqi television after hearing of American shot in Kuwait. [Iraqi information ministry Naji al-HADITHI - says no conditions.] While some British women and children leaving Baghdad, Iraq, Canada noted arranging flight out of Kuwait. [WOMAN - describes conditions in Kuwait City, Kuwait.]

(State Department: Mark Phillips) Iraq reported saying they will allow women and children to leave Kuwait City; details given of flight plan; audio heard from Voice of America broadcast. [State Department spokesman Mark DILLEN - comments on man shot in hand by Iraqi troops in Kuwait.] [Iraqi ambassador to United States Mohamed Sadiq al-MASHAT - explains why man was shot.]

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Secretary of State James Baker reported arriving in Saudi Arabia to seek aid for troop buildup; scenes shown. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Bob Simon) Culture clashes between United States military medical facilities and Saudi Arabian residents examined; scenes shown of field hospitals. [US Navy Captain Richard MAYO - describes a facility.] [Two female SOLDIERS - comment on restrictions.]

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Amman: Tom Fenton) Refugee problems in Jordan reported; details given of living conditions; scenes shown of sandstorm in refugee camp; unused camp inside Jordan reported being torn down because it was built on city's water supply. [UNICEF Nigel FISHER - talks about strain on government.] [Refugee and Filipino camp organizer Gerald SANTOS - says Amman is much better than desert.] Rumors that refugees may march to Amman noted.

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Marine's Cobra helicopter squadron featured; scenes shown. [COMMANDER, SERGEANT MAJOR - comment on mission.] [Two MARINES - comment on possibility of long stay.]

Fenton, Tom;
Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob;
Tunnell, Doug

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