NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 11, 1990
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(Cairo: Garrick Utley) Events in Middle East updated, including first reports of a shooting incident in which Saudi Arabians fired on Iraqi planes and arrival of Egyptian, Moroccan and British troops and planes.
(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Reaction of President Bush to Iraq examined; details given of plans for naval "quarantine" of Iraq; scenes shown of Secretary of State James Baker with Bush in Kennebunkport, ME. [BUSH - says no oil shipping is coming through Strait of Hormuz.] [Georgetown Law Center Barry CARTER - comments on legality of quarantine.] Naval, air and mobilization plans outlined. [SOLDIER - comments.] [BUSH - hopes Iraqi people do something about President Saddam Hussein.] Loopholes for Hussein to wiggle out of blockade, or quarantine, cited.
(Cairo: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(Amman: Dennis Murphy) End of ordeal for some Americans, including 10-year-old Penelope Nabokov, who were trapped in Iraq and Kuwait, featured; scenes shown from Jordan border and capital of Amman, Jordan, of these Americans. [US embassy Amman Jonathan OWENS - comments.] Position of Jordan's King Hussein, caught between United States and Saudi Arabia and his long-time ally Saddam Hussein, noted; scenes shown from Jordan of rally by young Moslems in support of Saddam Hussein. Plight of Americans still in Iraq and Kuwait noted.
(Cairo: Garrick Utley) Risk being taken by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak examined; scenes shown of him following Arab summit meeting in Cairo, Egypt. [MUBARAK - (thru translator) says there is no hope for a quick solution; (in English) comments on troops.] Importance of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad's agreement to support Arab forces against Iraq explained; scenes shown of demonstrations in Jordan, Kuwait, and Baghdad, Iraq. Today's trouble in Yemen mentioned.
(Studio: Faith Daniels) Results of "Newsweek" poll noted showing public support for President Bush's response to Mideast crisis.