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Persian Gulf Crisis / Desert Shield / Hostages / Refugees / Funding #334909

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 07, 1990
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(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Operation "Desert Shield" featured; Pentagon figure cited. [Military analyst retired General George CRIST - describes capability to destroy Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.] [US Army Major General William PAGONIS, Colonel David WHALEY, General Barry McCAFFREY - comment on Desert Shield.] Pentagon reported releasing pictures from confrontation last month with Iraqi tanker; scenes shown; Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Doug Tunnel) Planeload of American women and children reported arriving in Jordan; scenes shown from Baghdad, Iraq, Saddam International Airport. [Three AMERICANS - comment.] United States diplomat in Kuwait reported trying to make contact with American wounded by Iraqi soldiers. ......

(Amman: Tom Fenton) Anxiety for those left behind noted; scenes shown of Americans after arriving in Jordan. [Four WOMEN - comment.] Refugee camp on Iraqi-Jordanian border featured; scenes shown of Pakistani Douel Khan family, reduced from VIP's in Kuwait to beggars in camp; number of Asian refugees moved out of camp noted.

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Cairo: Bill Plante) Secretary of State James Baker reported preparing for Helsinki, Finland, summit by visiting Middle East capitals; exiled Kuwaiti Emir Sheik Jaber al-Ahmed al-Sabah and Saudi Arabia reported pledging money to United States fund-raising effort; details given of allocation; scenes shown of Baker in Taif, Saudi Arabia, at successful meeting with leaders of Abu Dhabi and with United States troops in Saudi Arabia. [SABAH - (thru translator) says we will not spare any amount.] [BAKER - addresses troops.]

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Andrews Air Force Base: Lesley Stahl) President Bush reported leaving tonight for Helsinki summit with President Mikhail Gorbachev; both leaders' agendas detailed.

Fenton, Tom;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley;
Tunnell, Doug

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