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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Bush / USSR / Kuwait Embassy / Jordan #576873

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 22, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Significant developments in Persian Gulf crisis listed. Report introduced.

(Kennebunkport: John Cochran) While authorizing partial call-up of military reserves, President Bush said he might wait for United Nations backing before firing on Iraqi ships. [At news conference in Kennebunkport, ME, BUSH - comments.] Secretary of State James Baker reported telephoning Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze, urging USSR support for military enforcement of embargo against Iraq; scenes shown of Saudi ambassador to United States Prince Bandar lobbying Shevardnadze. [Ambassador to UN Thomas PICKERING - says optimistic about USSR backing.] Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney noted deciding tomorrow size of reserve mobilization; administration and Pentagon noted providing Saudi Arabia with F-15 fighter jets and tanks. [Iraqi ambassador Mohamed Sadiq al- MASHAT - urges dialogue.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Voice of America noted broadcasting caution to Americans attempting escape; audio heard. Report introduced.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw; State Department: John Dancy) State Department reported announcing that essential personnel will remain at United States embassy in Kuwait, out of concern for American hostages, despite Iraqi order; future of people in embassy considered. British hostages mentioned.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Amman, Jordan: Garrick Utley) Jordan reported closing border with Iraq due to massive influx of refugees; scenes shown of Egyptians boarding ship home. [At news conference, Jordan's King HUSSEIN - criticizes crisis.] [BUSH - comments on port of Aqaba, Jordan.] [King HUSSEIN - talks about negotiations.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell quoted on size of United States force in Saudi Arabia. [Desert dispatches hello.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Dancy, John;
Utley, Garrick

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