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Persian Gulf Crisis / United States Military / USSR / Hostages #572640

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 08, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) President Bush reported announcing major troop buildup in Persian Gulf to prepare for possible attack on Iraq; details outlined on screen. [BUSH - makes announcement; mentions UN sanctions.] Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said not intimidated; replacement of chief of staff with more loyal officer noted. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher reported warning Hussein. [THATCHER - makes statement.] [Iraqi ambassador to Great Britain Azmi Shafiq al- SALIHI - comments on division among allies.] [Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - comments on transfer of troops from Europe.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Moscow: John Dancy) Secretary of State James Baker noted briefing Bush on meeting with Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze and President Mikhail Gorbachev; details given of USSR 's position on UN Security Council resolution backing use of force; scenes shown from Moscow. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) comments.] United Nations charter articles quoted on screen.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Hussein reported agreeing to release more hostages after meeting with former West German chancellor Willy Brandt; scenes shown.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Dancy, John

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