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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Jordan / Reserves / Restrictees / King Hussein #576751

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 15, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Developments in Persian Gulf crisis reviewed. Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) At Pentagon briefing, President Bush's speech thanking military reported. [BUSH - makes speech.] Jordan's King Hussein reported waiting in Washington, DC, for tomorrow's meeting at Kennebunkport, ME, with Bush; details given of message from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. [BUSH - makes speech.] Iraq reported calling detained Americans "restrictees." [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - comments on restrictees.] Iraq reported willing to withdraw from land and release prisoners captured during Iranian war; scenes shown from Iraqi television; reasons for peace offer to Iran noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Psychological effect on Saddam Hussein of US troop and ship movements reported; Pentagon source quoted; scenes shown from Saudi Arabia; United States military capabilities examined; Hussein's options detailed. [Saudi SOLDIER - comments on possibility of surprise Iraqi attack.] [SOLDIER - says we're ready.] Need for water noted; possibility of Pentagon calling up military reserves noted; Pentagon officer quoted on retaliation if any American citizens harmed.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Foreigners who are currently allowed to leave Iraq and Kuwait mentioned; details given of ordeal of crossing Jordanian desert. Report introduced.

(Amman, Jordan: Garrick Utley) King Hussein's fight for political survival examined; King Hussein reported keeping port of Aqaba, Jordan, open to please Saddam Hussein while still maintaining ties to West; historical scenes shown from marriage to American Queen Noor, one of two Westerners out of a total of four brides; British military education noted. [On August 4, King HUSSEIN - explains why he needs Iraqi alliance.] Scenes shown from rallies in Jordan supporting both Husseins. [Political analyst Rami KHOURI - comments on which side King Hussein will take.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw; Amman, Jordan: Garrick Utley) Need for Arab solution soon because of Saddam Hussein's image as hero noted.

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

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