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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Reserves / Libya / Iran #576848

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 20, 1990
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(Studio: Jane Pauley) Pentagon reported overwhelmed by reservists volunteering for active duty. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Military buildup in Saudi Arabia detailed; scenes shown. NBC News-"Wall Street Journal" poll reported showing support for military action, but not to return Emir of Kuwait to power or at great economic cost; scenes shown from November 1979 hostage crisis.

(Studio: Jane Pauley) Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi reported condemning both Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and United States Navy blockade of Persian Gulf, but supporting economic sanctions on Iraq. Report introduced.

(Tehran: Tom Pettit) Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani reported trying to maintain neutrality as he supports United Nations sanctions against Iraq and condemns both Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and President Bush; scenes shown of people in Tehran, Iran, greeting prisoners of war returning from Iraq. [Two IRANIANS - express opinions of crisis.]

Francis, Fred;
Pauley, Jane;
Pettit, Tom

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