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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Detainees / Jordan / Saudi Arabia #576767

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 16, 1990
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(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) Key developments in Persian Gulf region listed. Report introduced.

(State Department: John Dancy) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported warning United States against war and ordering Americans in Kuwait City, Kuwait, to assemble at International Hotel; United States ambassador Nathaniel Howell quoted. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER, President BUSH - comment.] State Department noted saying few Americans complying. British government, through BBC, reported asking British citizens to comply with similar order. [Relative of trapped American, Kay EDELEN - comments.] Fears that detainees are becoming hostages noted.

(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Kennebunkport: John Cochran) At meeting with Bush, Jordan's King Hussein reported seeking to better US-Jordan relations and not carrying message from Saddam Hussein; scenes shown from Kennebunkport, ME. [King HUSSEIN - comments on talks.] Economic importance to Jordan and Iraq of Aqaba, Jordan, port trade detailed. [King HUSSEIN - says no shipments through port.] Bush noted giving no specific promises of economic aid to Jordan for closing port. [BUSH - comments on Jordan's promise to enforce sanctions against Iraq.]

(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) International military buildup in Saudi Arabia examined; scenes shown. [Central command forward commander Lieutenant General Charles HORNER - comments on ground forces' preparedness.] Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw; New York: Jane Pauley) Soldiers' feelings about possibility of war discussed.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Dancy, John;
Pauley, Jane

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