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Persian Gulf Crisis / Confrontation, War / British Hostages #125397

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 21, 1990
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Ensor) Confrontation in Persian Gulf between US Navy and Iraqi ships in Persian Gulf featured; scenes shown of USS O'Brien, which fired across bow of Iranian freighter which then continued to sail for the Strait of Hormuz. Story in "Washington Post" that Iraq is learning how to use captured United States missiles detailed. Issue of Congressional approval before war with Iraq could be started outlined. [On "Meet the Press", Senator George MITCHELL - says not even president alone can commit nation to war.] President Bush said stating he will not wait for Congressional vote before taking action.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Following his meeting with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, former British prime minister Edward Heath reported announcing that Iraq has agreed to release sick and elderly British hostages held in Iraq.

Ensor, David;
Simpson, Carole

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