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Persian Gulf War / Scud Attacks: Israel, Saudi Arabia #335078

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 22, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Iraqi Scud missile reported bypassing US Patriot missiles and hitting Tel Aviv, Israel. Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Tom Fenton) Pressure on Israeli government to strike back examined; details given of destruction; scenes shown; casualties noted high because people followed civil defense instructions for gas attack. [RESIDENTS, military spokesman General Nachman SHAI - comment.] Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir reported calling cabinet meeting to decide government's next move.

(Studio: Dan Rather) President Bush's responses to Iraq and Israel reported; scenes shown of Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell, Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney and Secretary of State James Baker arriving for war council; Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria noted supporting Israel's right to strike back; Bush reported sending former deputy defense secretary Richard Armitage to encourage Jordan's King Hussein not to defend Iraq against Israeli air attack; White House noted keeping deputy secretary of state Lawrence Eagleburger in Israel.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Interview presented with Israeli ambassador to US Zalman Shoval. [SHOVAL - comments on question of how Israel will respond; talks about United States Patriot missiles.] Report introduced. ......

(Dhahran, Saudi Arabia: Scott Pelley) Effectiveness of Patriot missile system in Saudi Arabia examined; details given of today's Scud attacks; scenes shown from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and of neutralized Scud which landed in street. [Joint Information Bureau spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Greg PEPIN, RESIDENT (thru translator), poison gas-testing SOLDIER, American oil WORKER - comment.] More Americans noted leaving Dhahran.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(No location given: Bob Schieffer) Iraqi Scud threat analyzed; details illustrated on large map. [Military analyst retired General George CRIST - points out details on map.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Apology given for disruption at start of broadcast.

Reporter(s):
Fenton, Tom;
Pelley, Scott;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:09:50

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