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Persian Gulf Crisis / Bush Visit / Hostages #572443

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 21, 1990
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(Jidda, Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Jidda: John Cochran) President Bush reported beginning talks with Saudi Arabian King Fahd, from whom he is seeking backing for United Nations approval of military action against Iraq, and with exiled Emir of Kuwait Sheik Jaber al-Ahmed al-Sabah; scenes shown of Bush in Jidda, Saudi Arabia. Bush and Secretary of State James Baker said believing revulsion at rape of Kuwait will persuade United Nations Security Council; photos shown of atrocities done by Iraqi invaders. [BUSH - comments on atrocities.] Bush noted agreeing to meet Syrian President Hafez al-Assad in Geneva, Switzerland, despite terrorist links; Bush's Thanksgiving visit with troops previewed.

(Jidda, Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) Interview presented with Kuwaiti official present at Bush-Emir meeting. [Kuwaiti minister of planning Suleiman al-MUTAWA - comments on attacking Iraq; discusses political reform in Gulf area.] Report introduced. ...... (Baghdad: Tom Aspell) Release of more Western hostages reported; Bush's response quoted on hostage bazaar; details outlined on screen; scenes shown of Muhammad Ali arriving for Thanksgiving hostage visit. [American hostage Roland BERGHEER - comments.]

Aspell, Tom;
Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John

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