August 8, 1990 |
The "thank you" that ended President Bush's news conference today came not from the press corps but the President, thanking reporters for correcting several mistakes. Bush verbally confused Iraq and Saudi Arabia and also said the main U.S. objective in sending troops to the Persian Gulf area was "the defense of the Soviet Union." Asked at one point what persuaded him to send U.S.
November 11, 1990
Members of Congress visited U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia and told reporters afterward that Iraq's withdrawal from Kuwait would not by itself end the Persian Gulf crisis. House Defense Committee Chairman John Murtha (D-Pa.) said Baghdad's ability to produce chemical and biological weapons must be destroyed as well. Either Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is "dumber than a stump" or "his ego is too big" to allow him to recognize the probability of defeat in a Persian Gulf shoot-out, U.S. Army Lt.
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February 1, 1991 |
Peter Arnett is scooping the world with exclusive coverage of Baghdad under fire. Stay tuned for the controversy immediately following these CNN broadcasts. Just as there has never before been "real time" war reporting, neither has any news organization faced double, ongoing censorship from friend and foe. Some issues: -- Does the journalistic duty to inform include transmitting enemy propaganda in wartime? -- Do Arnett's reports add information vital to the American public, or its military?
September 2, 1990 |
Seeking to defuse speculation about war, Saudi Arabia's defense minister said Saturday that U.S. forces would be allowed to launch an attack on Iraq from Saudi soil only if it were necessary for the defense of the kingdom. "The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not a theater for any action that is not defensive for Saudi Arabia," Prince Sultan ibn Abdulaziz told reporters. "Saudi Arabia does not initiate hostilities against brother Arab states. Saudi Arabia is a defensive country. . . .
November 11, 1988 |
Saudi Arabia and Texaco Inc. signed a $1.8-billion deal Thursday creating a joint venture to refine, distribute and market oil products in 23 American states. The deal gives Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest crude oil exporter, access to the largest oil market in the world and is a major step toward integrating its operations from the well to the gas pump.
February 15, 1992 |
OPEC got close to a deal Friday that would cut oil output for the spring, but Saudi Arabia backed out late in the afternoon, according to sources at the cartel's contentious meeting. The sources, who spoke on condition they not be named, said Saudi Oil Minister Hisham Nazir told other members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries that Saudi Arabia had a series of proposals for slashing oil output.