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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait #577088

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 09, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United States noted continuing military buildup in Saudi Arabia; fear of hostages in Iraq and Kuwait mentioned. King Hussein of Jordan noted considering economic sanctions against Iraq and shutting down route to Iraq from Gulf of Aqaba in Red Sea. Report introduced.

(Cairo: Garrick Utley) Arab summit in Cairo, Egypt, reported delayed until tomorrow; scenes shown of deposed Emir of Kuwait Sheik Jaber al- Ahmed al-Sabah, Saudi Arabia's King Fahd, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat at airport. Key points of proposed settlement outlined on screen. [Middle East analyst Dr. Ali DESOUKI - discusses chance for settlement.] [ARABS - (thru translator) say we don't want to fight other Arabs.] Scenes shown of demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, supporting President Saddam Hussein. ...... (Studio: Tom Brokaw) Concern that Iraq will draw Israel into conflict to unite Arab countries detailed; Israeli defense forces reported ready for emergency. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Pentagon officials reported warning Congress that United States could get into long standoff with Iraq. [Pentagon spokesman Pete WILLIAMS - comments on iraqi troop movements.] Scenes shown of Navy hospitals ships and of Iraqi missiles. [National defense specialist John COLLINS - comments on missiles.] President Bush's strategy noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) Bush reported optimistic about military aid from Egypt and Morocco while United Nations Security Council declared Iraq's annexation of Kuwait null and void. [British ambassador to United Nations Sir Crispen TICKELL - says we have been mislead.] Scenes shown from Paris meeting of industrial powers to assess sanctions against Iraq. French President Francois Mitterrand, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Australian Prime Minister Robert Hawke reported agreeing to help in Saudi Arabian military presence; scenes shown from Jordanian border, where small group of Americans were permitted to leave Iraq. [Patrick SHENNING - comments on leaving Baghdad.] Iraqi government noted allowing Penelope Nabokov to leave hotel for American embassy; State Department reported saying Iraq will no longer allow private American citizens to leave; some American workers noted missing. Military presence in Saudi Arabia reported worsening Bush's budget deficit.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw; White House: John Cochran) Reasons for Bush to go to Kennebunkport, ME, tomorrow detailed.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Francis, Fred;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:08:50

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