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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Blockade / Hostages / Bush #577475

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 04, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) First seizure of Iraqi ship by United States Navy and Coast Guard noted. Report introduced.

(Amman: Keith Miller) Plight of Asian and Arab refugees stranded in desert between Jordan and Iraq featured; scenes shown of food riot in refugee camp and of British emergency aid shipment. [Save the Children Rebecca SALTI, Jordan's Crown Prince HASSAN - comment.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Mike Boettcher) Hostage situation in Iraq detailed; some Arabs, West Germans, Asians and Americans noted flying out today; scenes shown. [Mithal GEORGE, Faye SHERIDAY, Shirley BURDETT - comment on those left behind.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Bush reported meeting with cabinet to discuss Persian Gulf crisis and summit with President Mikhail Gorbachev. Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) Bush reported asking Congress to forgive Egypt's debt for United States military aid; details given of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's alliance with US; cost to United States cited. [White House spokesman Marlin FITZWATER - addresses cost issue, given budget problems.] Pentagon sources quoted on Bush's upcoming arms sale to Saudi Arabia. [Representative Les ASPIN - talks about trip to Saudi Arabia.] Some Congress members noted wanting more aid to Israel and more help from wealthy countries like Japan; scenes shown of Secretary of State James Baker addressing Congress; Representative G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery quoted.

Boettcher, Mike;
Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Miller, Keith

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