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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Saddam Hussein / Bush, United Nations #576920

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 25, 1990
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(Amman, Jordan: Garrick Utley) Review given of events in Kuwait, at UN and in Iraq; scenes shown of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on Iraqi TV at press conference and meeting with Austrian President Kurt Waldheim. [HUSSEIN - (thru translator) warns against collision with Iraq; adds that United States should seek a political solution.] Scenes shown of Austrians who were allowed to leave Iraq. Fate of other foreigners in Iraq and Kuwait reviewed.

(Kennebunkport: John Cochran) Reaction of President Bush and administration to events at United States embassies featured; White House photograph of Bush with National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft shown. [SCOWCROFT - says the embassy situation is very fluid.] Status of foreign embassies under siege in Kuwait City, Kuwait, updated; map shown. United Nations resolution to use force to enforce embargo against Iraq outlined; details given of support for sanctions from President Mikhail Gorbachev. Scenes shown of Bush fishing; details given of charges by some that he should have acted faster to move Americans to safety. [Representative Larry SMITH - talks about hostages.]

(Amman, Jordan: Garrick Utley) Expert's analysis of crisis atmosphere given. [Former director of National Security Agency retired Lieutenant General William ODOM - comments on Hussein's statements and new strategy and response of West and Arab states to Iraq's actions.]

Cochran, John;
Utley, Garrick

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