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Persian Gulf Crisis / United Nations / Hostages / Sanctions #572518

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 27, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(State Department: John Dancy) Lobbying prior to United Nations Security Council vote on use of force against Iraq examined; Kuwaiti representatives reported testifying to atrocities committed by Iraqi troops inside Kuwait. [Kuwaiti SURGEON, kidney dialysis PATIENT, former CIA director James SCHLESINGER - testify.] In Moscow, President Mikhail Gorbachev reported meeting with Saudi Arabian foreign minister; scenes shown. State Department noted inviting Chinese foreign minister Qian Qichen to visit Washington; Tiananmen Square massacre recalled. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - says issues are Persian Gulf and Cambodia.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported allowing Muhammad Ali to take hostages back to US; scenes shown of Hussein greeting Ali and of freed hostage Floridian John Stevenson returning to US. [STEVENSON - comments on war.] Statement on success of blockade from commander of Naval blockade, Admiral William Fogarty noted. Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Michael Silver) Evidence of economic sanctions' success examined; Hussein note saying hospital patients are dying from lack of medicine; scenes shown. [Released German hostage, photographer Uwe WRUCK, Baghdad pharmacist Dr. Hassan MAHMOUD - comment.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John;
Silver, Michael

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