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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / United States Troops #577075

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 08, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Bush's strategy in Persian Gulf detailed; statements from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein regarding Kuwait and Israel noted; scenes shown of Hussein at Iraqi Parliament. Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) Bush's speech to nation this morning analyzed. [BUSH - explains troops' mission in Saudi Arabia.] [After meeting with Bush, Kuwaiti ambassador to United States Sheikh Saud Nasir al-SABAH - asks for more action.] [BUSH - talks about economic sanctions.] US officials reported organizing road convoy from Baghdad, Iraq, to Amman, Jordan, for Americans in Iraq; Iraqi statement regarding private citizens like Penelope Nabokov noted. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - says only diplomats will be allowed to leave.] ......

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Pentagon Operation "Desert Shield" in Saudi Arabia detailed; concern of Iraqi attack while American force still moving in examined. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin POWELL - comments on Iraqi force.] Air and naval support detailed.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) King Hussein of Jordan reported speaking against Saddam Hussein's annexation of Kuwait; other Arab leaders noted cautious, sending no troops yet to Saudi Arabia. Report introduced.

(Cairo: Arthur Kent) Tomorrow's Arab summit in Cairo, Egypt to find peaceful retreat for Saddam Hussein previewed; scenes shown of US aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower moving through Suez Canal. [Egyptian President Hosni MUBARAK - (thru translator) calls for summit.] [EGYPTIAN - expresses popular dislike of military confrontation.] [MUBARAK - (thru translator) warns Saddam Hussein.] [Jordan's King HUSSEIN - comments on crisis.] Possibility of Arab force complementing US presence in Saudi Arabia mentioned.

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

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