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Japan / Bush's Day / Middle East Peace / USSR -Israel-PLO #120741

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 23, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Tokyo, Japan: Brit Hume) President Bush's discussion with world leaders who are in Japan about Middle East situation reported; details given, scenes shown of Bush meeting with French Prime Min. Francois Mitterrand, King Hussein of Jordan, Israeli President Chaim Herzog, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt. USSR 's diplomacy moves in Middle East mentioned. [Secretary of State James BAKER - says peace in area would be aided if USSR reestablished diplomacy relations with Israel.] Admin.'s approach to Middle East explained.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Cairo, Egypt: Dean Reynolds) Response from USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze to administration's stmts. about Soviet role in Middle East detailed; scenes shown of Shevardnadze in Cairo, Egypt. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) says there is no competition between us; makes speech on Middle East.] Issue of Israel's refusal to deal with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) mentioned; scenes shown of yesterday's mtgs. between Shevardnadze and Israelis and PLO. [PLO leader Yasir ARAFAT - comments.]

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean

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