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USSR / Armenia-Azerbaijan Dispute #124816

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 19, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jim Laurie) Worsening of ethnic violence in Armenia, USSR , and Azerbaijan, USSR , featured; details given, scenes shown of Soviet troops in region. Statement from President Mikhail Gorbachev that Islamic fundamentalists are to blame for killings in Azerbaijan quoted. [Soviet WOMAN - (thru translator) says we don't want a second Afghanistan.] Reports about violence in Baku, Azerbaijan, USSR , cited; details given of major thrust by army into that capital city.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(On the Armenian-Azerbaijani border: Rick Inderfurth) Report from Armenian side of the border featured; scenes shown from battle along border between two republics. [MAN - (thru translator) talks about fight.]

Inderfurth, Rick;
Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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