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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Kuwait Embassies / Embargo #576902

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 24, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Today's developments in Persian Gulf crisis listed. Report introduced.

(State Department: John Dancy) Iraqi troops reported surrounding US and other embassies in Kuwait as United States ambassador Nathaniel Howell, small staff and private American citizens defied Iraqi orders to leave; other embassy staffers noted detained in Baghdad, Iraq, while families allowed to leave. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - protests Iraq's actions.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Kennebunkport: John Cochran) International response to latest Iraqi actions examined. Low-key reaction from President Bush noted; scenes shown. [White House spokesman Marlin FITZWATER - comments on Iraq's actions.] United States Navy reported expected to begin inspecting embargo- violating ships; USSR noted close to backing United Nations resolution which authorizes enforcement of naval blockade; Warning from President Mikhail Gorbachev to former ally Iraqi President Saddam Hussein detailed. [Senator Bob KERREY - urges Bush to go slow.] [On PBS "American Interests", Henry KISSINGER - advises quick military action.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Embargo of Iraq noted not entirely successful; multinational blockade detailed. [FITZWATER - comments on air shipments of military supplies and chemical warfare products.] Countries under suspicion of defying blockade listed. [Former director National Security Agency retired Lieutenant General William ODOM - talks about air shipments.] Battleship Wisconsin shown arriving in Persian Gulf. Saddam Hussein's cautiousness mentioned.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United States ambassador to Kuwait, Howell, featured. [Middle East specialist Edward PECK - talks about Howell.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Dancy, John;
Francis, Fred

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