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Persian Gulf Crisis / Diplomacy / United States Military / Operation Imminent Thunder #572365

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 17, 1990
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Secretary of State James Baker reported meeting with foreign ministers of Zaire, Ivory Coast and Ethiopia to line up support for idea of use of force against Iraq, if necessary; scenes shown from Switzerland. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Rick Davis) Preparation for Operation "Imminent Thunder," United States military exercise to practice amphibious landings along Saudi Arabian shoreline near Kuwait, featured; scenes shown of Marines. [MARINE - comments.] Reaction of Iraq to exercise noted.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Iraqi information minister reported calling military exercise a provocation. Report in British newspaper that Iraq possesses "super guns."

Davis, Rick;
Utley, Garrick

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