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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Saddam Hussein's Initiative #576707

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 12, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Update given on Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's maneuvers and reactions to them.

(Cairo: Garrick Utley) Proposal of a deal by Hussein featured; tenets of proposal outlined on screen; details given of announcement by Iraq that foreigners will be allowed to leave Kuwait and southern Iraq. Man from Great Britain noted killed near Kuwait's border with Saudi Arabia. Today's events in Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Jordan reviewed; positions of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd and Jordan's King Hussein noted; scenes shown of pro-Iraq demonstration in Jordan. First American military death in Saudi Arabia reported; details given of accidental death of Air Force Staff Sergeant John Campisi.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) Reaction of President Bush to Saddam Hussein's initiative featured; scenes shown from golf course in Kennebunkport, ME. [BUSH - comments on Hussein and on his talks with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad.] [Secretary of State James BAKER - says we have a formal request from Kuwaiti government to implement UN sanctions; says we will talk with other countries about enforcing sanctions.] Possible role for Iran mentioned. [National Security Adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - says Hussein has missed his best window of opportunity.] [On "Meet the Press", Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - characterizes Hussein as an evil man.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir quoted on Israeli response to Hussein's initiative.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced. ......

(State Department: John Dancy) Fact that no one is taking Saddam Hussein's initiative as a serious offer explained. [Kuwaiti ambassador Saud Nasir al-SABAH - outlines Kuwaiti demands.] State Department official noted stating that Hussein's strategy now is to try to convince the Arabs that he is liberating the Holy Land.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Dancy, John;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:08:10

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