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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Bush / Hostages / Diplomacy #576999

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 30, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) President Bush's news conference to discuss the financial cost of the campaign against Iraq featured. [BUSH - says financial burden must be shared by others.] Bush's plan to send Secretary of State James Baker and Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady to wealthy countries like Japan, South Korea, gulf oil kingdoms, and West Germany noted. [On "Meet the Press" last Sunday, Senator Robert KERREY - says American soldiers should be paid with American cash.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY - says United States can pay its own people.] [BUSH - says burden-sharing can be accomplished without making the forces mercenaries; says foreign policy cannot be shaped by hostage taking.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Partially censored report introduced.

(Baghdad: Keith Miller) Delays in evacuation of women and children hostages from Iraq featured; scenes shown of captives speaking with reporters in Baghdad, Iraq, hotel. [Two WOMEN - comment on situation.] Fate of hostages in Kuwait mentioned.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Arrival of United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar in Amman, Jordan, for "discussions" with Iraqi foreign minister shown. Other events in the gulf outlined: Arab League meeting in Cairo, Egypt; critical words from British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies for not offering military assistance; Jordan's King Hussein's insistence that only an Arab solution will work.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Miller, Keith

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