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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Saudi Arabia #576984

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 03, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait updated; Arab leaders' summit Sunday in Saudi Arabia with Hussein noted; President Bush quoted. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Pentagon's plans for intervention in case of Saudi Arabian invasion despite Hussein's pledge to withdraw from Kuwait detailed; reinforcement of Iraqi troops along Kuwait-Saudi border reported; help from Great Britain and USSR noted. [Military strategist William TAYLOR - urges intervention.] Missing United States oil workers mentioned.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jim Maceda) Secretary of State James Baker, in Moscow with Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze, reported issuing joint US- USSR condemnation of invasion. [BAKER - announces call for cut-off of arms supplies to Iraq.] United Nations resolution mentioned. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) criticizes Iraq.] Past Soviet arms shipments noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) Administration's response to Arab League's condemnation of invasion reported. [Earlier, BUSH - comments on withdrawal promise.] Saudi Arabian ambassador Prince Bandar reported meeting with National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft. White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater mentioned. [BUSH - talks about Saudi Arabia and Turkey's President Turgut Ozal.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview with expert presented. [In Washington, Council on Foreign Relations Richard MURPHY - discusses promised troop withdrawal, puppet government, economic sanctions and Saudi Arabia military intervention.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Francis, Fred;
Maceda, Jim

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