NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 13, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(State Department: John Dancy) Despite statement from Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz that foreigners could leave Kuwait, State Department reported getting only one private American citizen released; number who have slipped out on their own cited; scenes shown of foreigners crossing from Iraq into Jordan. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - comments on not calling those held in Iraq and Kuwait "hostages".] [Accountant John NORMAN - talks about trouble getting help for his escape.] Tutwiler's statements analyzed.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Saudi Arabian King Fahd reported demanding Iraq withdraw from Kuwait. Report introduced.
(Cairo: Garrick Utley) Developments in Middle East examined. Pakistan, a Muslim but not Arab country, reported saying it will send troops to aid Saudi Arabian defense. Syrian President Hafez al-Assad reported meeting with exiled Kuwaiti prime minister; scenes shown. Egypt's awkward position between United States and Iraq examined; scenes shown of demonstrators in Baghdad, Iraq, including Egyptians, supporting Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and of Egyptian foreign minister Esmat Abdel Meguid meeting with assistant secretary of state John Kelly. [Political analyst Saad el-Din IBRAHIM - compares Iraqi invasion of Kuwait to Israeli occupation of Palestinian homeland.] PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) reported endorsing Hussein's peace proposal while Egypt, not wanting to anger PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat, called offer "unclear."
(Studio: Tom Brokaw; Cairo: Garrick Utley) Reasons why other Arab countries don't copy King Fahd's rejection of Iraqi peace offer analyzed; long-term effects of current Arab nationalism noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Scenes shown of United States service personnel's loved ones displaying symbolic yellow ribbons at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
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