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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait/ Negotiations / Hostages / Desert Shield #577015

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 31, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Amman, Jordan: Keith Miller) United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar and Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz reported opening negotiations in Amman, Jordan; details given; scenes shown. [AZIZ - talks about conditions for hostages to leave Iraq.] [PEREZ de Cuellar - comments on talks.] In Baghdad, Iraq, Iraqi official reported announcing more male hostages being sent to military targets; airlift tomorrow of women and children noted. [Iraqi information ministry Naji al-HADITHI - gives conditions for release.] Scenes shown of Italian refugee bus arriving in Jordan.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Defense department officials quoted on military buildup in Middle East. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Arthur Kent) Desert Shield commander General Norman Schwarzkopf reported arriving in Saudi Arabia to inspect forces; details given of his background; scenes shown from Marine patrols. [SCHWARZKOPF - dares Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to attack; talks about hostages.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United States Navy noted boarding first Iraqi tanker today. Report introduced.

(State Department: John Dancy) Western and Iraqi positions in Middle East crisis compared and analyzed. Joint Chiefs of Staff and President Bush reported reviewing air attack plan against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. [Foreign policy specialist John STEINBRUNER - say we can stay the course better than Iraq.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev quoted on US presence in Persian Gulf. 5:37:00 "UPCOMING ITEMS (Studio: Tom Brokaw)" [Desert dispatches hello.]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John;
Kent, Arthur;
Miller, Keith
Duration:
00:07:10

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