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NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 14, 1990
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(Studio: Jane Pauley) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's troops reported storming French, Canadian and Belgian embassies in Kuwait City, Kuwait, and seizing French citizens; details illustrated on screen; Dutch ambassador's home noted invaded two days ago. Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) After talking with French President Francois Mitterrand, President Bush reported condemning break-ins. [BUSH - comments.] Statement quoted from Mitterrand, who is visiting Czechoslovakia. [Iraqi ambassador to France Abdul Razzak al-HASHIMI - comments.] France and Great Britain reported sending support to Persian Gulf crisis; Syrian President Hafez al-Assad noted promising ground forces to Secretary of State James Baker; Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu noted promising more funds to Bush. State Department reported calling in Iraqi ambassador.

(Studio: Jane Pauley) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) United States and Australian warships reported firing warning shots at and boarding an Iraqi tanker in the Gulf of Oman; Western spy agencies noted cooperating to track Iraqi shipping. Audio heard from translation of captain of Iraqi ship Al-Fao speaking. Another ship, Gur Mariner, noted being held in Dutch port because of suspect cargo. [First officer A.S. ANAND - comments on inspection.] [Senator Jesse HELMS - comments on greed.]

(Studio: Jane Pauley) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Tom Aspell) More American, Canadian and British hostages reported leaving Iraq and Kuwait; scenes shown of released asthma- suffering hostage Tom Ewald; situation in Kuwait said worsening. [HOSTAGE - comments on searches.]

(Studio: Jane Pauley) William Longthorn, who escaped from Kuwait through desert, reported mugged in Maryland. [Desert dispatches hello: Corporal Gregory.]

Aspell, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Francis, Fred;
Pauley, Jane

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