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Persian Gulf Crisis / Air Embargo / Saddam Hussein / US Military #577382

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 25, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(UN: John Dancy) USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze's tough speech about Iraq examined. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) suggests UN might use force against Iraq.] United Nations Security Council reported voting for air embargo against Iraq; enforcement of air blockade outlined on screen. [Secretary of State James BAKER - addresses United Nations about Iraq.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) President Bush's day reviewed; scenes shown of Bush meeting with Portuguese Prime Minister Cavaco Silva, who will allow United States to use NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air base in Azores Islands and with Turkish President Turgut Ozal, who gained trade concessions from Bush. [BUSH - comments on aiding those who help against Iraq.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's videotaped message to America examined; excerpts shown. Iraqi military buildup in Kuwait illustrated on screen; Pentagon opinion mentioned. Report introduced.

(Jordan: Ed Rabel) Hussein noted showing no sign of backing down. Syrian President Hafez al-Assad reported persuading Iran to condemn Iraqi occupation of Kuwait and reject Iraqi oil offer.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw; UN: John Dancy; White House: John Cochran) Possibility of war analyzed; Bush's position considered. Pentagon figures on effectiveness of oil embargo cited.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Pentagon list of items troops would welcome mentioned. [Desert dispatches hello.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Dancy, John;
Rabel, Ed

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