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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Detainees #576739

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 14, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(State Department: John Dancy) Plight of foreigners trapped in Kuwait and Iraq examined; scenes shown from Iraq-Jordan border; no Europeans or Americans seen. [President BUSH - comments.] [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - comments on violence against Americans.] Special switchboard for relatives and friends of detainees noted; audio heard from Voice of America broadcast.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw; State Department: John Dancy) At Brussels, Belgium, meeting, European Economic Community, Third World and Eastern European diplomats reported deciding to make joint appeal to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to let citizens go.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Detainees who have escaped on their own noted. Report introduced. ......

(Champaign, Illinois: Fred Briggs) Michael Saba's Coming Home Committee voice of hope to detainees' families featured; details given of Saba's hundred-dollar taxi ride from Baghdad, Iraq, to Jordanian border. [SABA - says border guards asked them to have tea; comments on United States list of priorities.] Photos shown of other detainees, including Rainard Walterscheid and the Kevin Bazner family. [Marjorie WALTERSCHEID, mother Virginia BAZNER, comment on Saba's calls.]

Briggs, Fred;
Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John

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