NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 29, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) White House reported authorizing military sale to Saudi Arabia, bypassing normal Congressional approval. Report introduced.
(State Department: John Dancy) Other countries' aid in effort against Iraq examined. In response to pressure from United States ambassador Michael Armacost, Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu reported offering limited contribution; Japan's constitution noted forbidding sending soldiers or weapons. [International business specialist Ernest PREEG - comments on criticism within Japan of aid.] German parliament noted trying to change constitution to allow troops to go outside NATO area; German aid to Jordan detailed. French, British and Saudi Arabian military contributions noted. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - comments on international response.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw; State Department: John Dancy) Kuwaiti funding to United States and Turkey noted.