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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / United States and Saudi Arabia #577061

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 07, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's response to Saudi Arabian deployment of United States troops quoted. Congressional hearings on alleged oil company price gouging noted; scenes shown of Hussein greeting Kuwaiti puppet government. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) After Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney briefed royal family yesterday, United States ground forces reported arriving in Saudi Arabia as more United States troops leave Fort Bragg, North Carolina; scenes shown; President Bush's strategy to defend against possible attack by Saddam Hussein detailed. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak noted agreeing to send Egyptian ground troops; Turkey noted allowing use of Incirlik, Turkey, air base; naval battle group noted traveling through Suez Canal to Gulf of Oman; naval forces detailed.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) Bush reported expected to address nation tomorrow; scenes shown of cabinet meeting and CIA visit. United States Customs officials noted enforcing trade embargo; Turkey noted refusing oil from Iraq's northern pipeline. Americans in Iraq and Kuwait mentioned. [Detained Penelope Nabokov's father Peter NABOKOV - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) State Department reported confirming that Americans are being detained in Baghdad, Iraq, hotel. Report introduced.

(Cairo: Arthur Kent) Cheney reported meeting with Mubarak to secure military aid in Saudi initiative; scenes shown from meeting and of Mubarak meeting earlier with Hussein's vice president; Egyptians living in Iraq noted; scenes shown of Egyptians volunteering at Cairo, Egypt, Kuwaiti embassy to help fight. [EGYPTIAN - (thru translator) comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview presented. [In Washington, Representative Les ASPIN - comments on United States military intervention and Americans in Kuwait and Iraq.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Francis, Fred;
Kent, Arthur

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