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Persian Gulf / United Nations, Baker, Congress #125327

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 17, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement by United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar in German magazine "Stern" that military action against Iraq would be legitimate if United Nations Security Council decided economic sanctions were not working reported. Statement from Secretary of State James Baker about effectiveness of sanctions mentioned. Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) Reaction of Congress to threat of war in Persian Gulf examined; scenes shown of Baker's appearance at Senate. [Senators Richard LUGAR, Terry SANFORD, Paul SIMON, John KERRY - express concern that President Bush will go to war against Iraq while Congress is not in session.] [BAKER - says we can't give Congress a blank check.]

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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