This program is 28 minutes long
(Amman, Jordan: Garrick Utley) Proposal from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to end Persian Gulf crisis outlined on screen.
(White House: John Cochran) Reaction to events in Persian Gulf region reviewed; details given of President Bush's response to Hussein's proposal featured; scenes shown of Bush returning to White House. [On "Meet the Press", Representatives Les ASPIN, Lee HAMILTON - say Congress supports president's blockade of Iraq.] Likelihood that United Nations Security Council will support a military blockade and statement from United States ambassador to United Nations Thomas Pickering that Americans in Iraq are being held hostage noted. [Iraqi ambassador to United States Mohamed Sadiq al-MASHAT - says Iraq will use all means of defense.] [Undersecretary of State Robert KIMMITT - talks about advice being given to detained Americans.] Intelligence reports that Hussein fears a military revolt if he were to retreat from Kuwait noted.
(Amman, Jordan: Garrick Utley) Effectiveness of naval blockade in Persian Gulf analyzed; scenes shown of port of Aqaba, Jordan; details given of Navy's continued following of Iraqi tankers it fired at yesterday.
(Bahrain: Andrea Mitchell) Cat and mouse game at sea between Navy and oil tankers featured; map shown to illustrate where ships USS Reid and USS Robert G. Bradley fired warning shots yesterday. [Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - comments on sanctions; explains what our forces are authorized to do.] Orders given to USS Scott cited as example.
(Amman, Jordan: Garrick Utley) Importance of United Nations vote for a blockade noted.
(Pentagon: Jamie Gangel) Further deployment of United States military forces to Middle East featured; scenes shown of Stealth fighter planes that will be sent to the Persian Gulf. [Pilot Colonel Tony TOLIN - comments on use of these planes.] USS Guam and tanks to be sent shown. [Brookings Institution Lawrence KORB - says President Bush may be thinking he will have to go into Kuwait or Iraq.]
(Amman, Jordan: Garrick Utley) Announcement by France that its ships in the Persian Gulf will join United States and Britain in actively enforcing the blockade reported.
(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) Invitation from United Arab Emirates for Arab and friendly forces to deploy there as part of multinational effort to protect the region reported.
(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) Mission for Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney to reinforce support for United States from Arab states in stand against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein featured; scenes shown of Cheney visiting troops at Saudi Arabian air base. [CHENEY - says we could make Iraqi President Saddam Hussein pay if he attacks; responds to question about how United States would respond if Americans in Iraq where placed at government installations.] Propaganda message from Iraq shortwave broadcasts out of Kuwait and directed to American soldiers examined; audio played. Scenes shown of F-14s, which fly 24 hours a day to guard against Iraqi air attack. [MARINES, PILOT - comment.]
(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles: Bill Lagattuta) Use of bottled water in America's front line of defense in the Middle East featured; scenes shown from bottled water plants. [Plant manager Ray BIRDSALL, Army water officer Colonel Richard HOLLEY, University of Southern California Dr. Loren LIPSON - talk about bottling of water, drilling of wells and effects of not drinking enough.]
(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) Condemnation by Iran of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait despite their prisoner of war exchange reported; details given of endorsement of United Nations embargo by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey.
(Amman, Jordan: Garrick Utley) Clash of Arab and Western cultures examined; scenes shown of burning of flags in Jordan. [Kamel Abu JABER - says we are a frustrated people.] History of battles between Western and Arab world reviewed; scenes, maps, art, photos and historical scenes shown. Crisis in 1956 when France and Britain reacted when Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser seized the Suez Canal recalled. [Then British foreign secretary Anthony EDEN - comments on the canal.] Comparison made of Suez Canal crisis and American presence in Saudi Arabia to protect the oil. [JABER - says in the long run stability cannot be maintained by Americans.]
(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) Evacuation by United States helicopters of more people from civil-war-torn Liberia reported.
(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) Continued fighting in South Africa between black factions of Zulus and African National Congress (ANC) reported; scenes shown of beating incident in Soweto.
(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) Gasoline spill following collision of a tanker and barge in Delaware River reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) Update given on the troubled Hubble Space Telescope.
(Amman, Jordan: Garrick Utley) Preview given of what to expect this critical week in the Middle East; Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein mentioned.