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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait #577044

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 06, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Update given of actions surrounding Iraq invasion of Kuwait; Iraqi troops noted taking United States citizens from Kuwait and cutting off pipeline through Turkey. Scenes shown from Kuwait City, Kuwait, calm under puppet government. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported meeting with United States representative; scenes shown from Baghdad, Iraq. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) President Bush's military options in Persian Gulf detailed; Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney noted in Saudi Arabia trying to persuade leadership to allow landing of United States warplanes to protect United States oil interests; scenes shown of bombers flying over Incirlik, Turkey, air base; Pentagon reply noted. Movements in anticipation of naval blockade detailed; oil shipment illustrated on screen. Saudi Arabian fear of Iraq retaliation noted one reason for Cheney's visit. [Georgetown University professor Robert LIEBER - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) United Nations Security Council reported approving economic sanctions against Iraq; scenes shown. [US ambassador to UN Thomas PICKERING - addresses council.] [Iraqi ambassador to United Nations Abdul Amir al-ANBARI - (thru translator) replies.] China and USSR noted speaking in favor of resolution while Cuba and Yemen abstained. Bush noted conferring with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Secretary General Manfred Woerner and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. [THATCHER, BUSH - comment on sanctions.] Bush noted meeting next with Canadian President Brian Mulroney while Secretary of State James Baker leaves to persuade NATO ally Turkey to shut down Iraqi northern pipeline. Saudi Arabian King Fahd shown consoling ousted Kuwaiti royal family. Kuwaiti ambassador reported telling Senate leaders of his gratitude for United States support; scenes shown.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Invasion's effect on United States economy detailed. Report introduced.

(New York: Mike Jensen) International crude oil price rise and New York stock market plunge reported result of embargo; scenes shown. [Manufacturers Hanover chief economist Irwin KELLNER - says we are already in recession.] Details outlined on screen. [CONSUMER - complains about gasoline price rise.] Impact of price rises on various industries detailed. [Foreign Policy Research Institution Patrick CLAWSON - says increase will continue.] No oil producing countries reported willing and able to take up slack.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Francis, Fred;
Jensen, Mike

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