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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Hostages Homecoming / Jackson Role #577286

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 02, 1990
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(Studio: John Cochran) Coming home for some of those held in Iraq reported; scenes shown of arrivals of flights in Japan, Frankfurt, West Germany, Paris and London.

(Washington: Henry Champ) Arrival in Washington, DC, airport of Americans released by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein featured. [Iraqi ambassador Mohamed Sadiq al-MASHAT - says he welcomes these guests.] [El Paso, Texas, Lloyd CULBERTSON, Denver, Colorado, Bonnie ANDERTON - respond to Mashat.] Role of Jesse Jackson as negotiator and journalist noted.

(State Department: John Dancy) Report of Jackson's visit to Kuwait City, Kuwait, and Iraq featured; scenes shown; details given of Hussein's decision to free women and children into custody of Jackson. [Deputy ambassador Barbara BADINE - queries Iraqi official about who can go.] Conditions at embassy under siege in Kuwait reviewed; scenes shown. [Ambassador West Nathaniel HOWELL - says group is doing all right so far.] Statement from United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar that Iraqis said they would see what they could do for the embassies mentioned.

(Studio: John Cochran) East German diplomat Kurt Merkel reported forcibly moved from Kuwait City to Baghdad.

Champ, Henry;
Cochran, John;
Dancy, John

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