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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Arab Summit / Israel / US Troops #576677

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 10, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported calling for holy war. Report introduced.

(Cairo: Garrick Utley) President Bush and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak reported victorious as majority of Arab leaders at Cairo, Egypt, summit decide to send military force to Saudi Arabia; details given of negotiations; scenes shown of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi at meeting. [Before meeting, Iraqi foreign minister Tariq AZIZ - says no negotiation.] [MUBARAK - (thru translator) warns of need for Arab action.] [Political analyst Saad el- Din IBRAHIM - comments on Arab peacekeeping force.] [AZIZ - denounces decision.] Kuwaiti leader and Syria mentioned.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw; Cairo: Garrick Utley) Arab leaders reported laughing at call for holy war, given Hussein's history as secular leader.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Amman: Dennis Murphy) Reasons why Israel has not gotten involved in crisis despite need for Jordan to remain as buffer against Iraq detailed; support in Jordan for Saddam Hussein reported; scenes shown of anti-Israeli demonstration and of people registering for private army to fight US. [JORDANIAN - says ready to fight.] Jordan's King Hussein's friendship with both Iraq and United States noted. ["Jordan Times" editor George HAWATMEH - comments on Arab pride.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) Bush's opinion of Cairo, Egypt, summit reported. [Aboard Air Force One flying to Kennebunkport, ME, BUSH - comments on Hussein's call for holy war.] [In Washington, Saudi Arabian ambassador Prince BANDAR - responds to Hussein's statements.] At NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Secretary of State James Baker reported gaining military support from Germany and Canada. [BUSH - comments on impending naval blockade.] State Department reported issuing overseas terrorism warning, based on knowledge that Abu Nidal and Abu Abbas are in Baghdad, Iraq. [BUSH - talks about violence against Americans trapped in Iraq and Kuwait.] Bush quoted regarding vacation; scenes shown.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Pentagon officials quoted regarding international military alliance against Saddam Hussein; Israel reported moving armaments near border with Jordan in anticipation of Iraqi attack; logic behind Hussein attacking Israel detailed; scenes shown of US Navy jets over Persian Gulf and of Camp Pendleton, California, troop movements; Marines from Norton AFB, California, soldiers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and at Fort Stewart, Georgia, reported preparing for airlift.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Francis, Fred;
Murphy, Dennis;
Utley, Garrick

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