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Persian Gulf War / Scud Attacks / Bush / Arab Coalition / Refugees #335092

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 23, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) United States Patriot missiles reported intercepting more Iraqi Scud missiles in both Saudi Arabia and Israel. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Pentagon assessment of allied war against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein examined; details given of targets, including Iraqi army, air force and nuclear reactors. [At press conference, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin POWELL, General H. Norman SCHWARZKOPF, SPOKESMAN, Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - comment.] Surprises of poor weather and Scud missiles mentioned; possibility that Iraqi air force may attack Israel or Saudi Arabia noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Scott Pelley) Scud missile attack on air base at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, examined; scenes shown of explosion caused by falling debris.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Tom Fenton) Effectiveness of Israel's Patriot missile shield against Scud missiles examined; Israeli government noted postponing retaliation against Iraq; scenes shown of damage in Tel Aviv, Israel, and of Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra rehearsing under direction of Zubin Mehta. [Three RESIDENTS - comment.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Wyatt Andrews) White House and Arab coalition's position on Israeli retaliation against Iraq examined; President Bush noted telephoning Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir; House of Representatives noted voting in support of Israel's show of restraint. [Secretary of State James BAKER, Senator George MITCHELL - comment.] [Israeli ambassador to United States Zalman SHOVAL - comments on need for economic aid.] Scenes shown of Bush meeting with president of Mongolia. [BUSH - talks about Hussein.] Bush's speech tonight previewed.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Jordan: Doug Tunnell) Egyptian and Sudanese refugees pouring into Jordan reported telling of many more civilian casualties than either US or Iraq admits; details given; scenes shown from Ar Puweishid, Jordan and from bombings. [Refugees Ramadan MONSOUR, Ali ABDULLAH, Rasha IBRAHIM, MAN - comment.] Iraqis noted prohibited by law from leaving; refugees' hate for Hussein and Bush compared.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Fenton, Tom;
Martin, David;
Pelley, Scott;
Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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