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Persian Gulf Crisis / Diplomacy / Military / Hostages #125528

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 29, 1990
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(San Diego: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) Failure of diplomatic mission by USSR envoy Yevgeny Primakov in Iraq and United Nations vote for another resolution against Iraq featured; scenes shown from UN. [Iraqi ambassador to UN Abdul Amir al-ANBARI - (thru translator) says resolution sets up war option as only one left.] [Secretary of State James BAKER - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's way negates peace; adds use of force is not ruled out if Iraq continues to occupy Kuwait.] Meeting of military representatives of US, USSR , Britain, France and China to consider tougher ways to enforce United Nations resolutions against Iraq noted.

(San Diego: Peter Jennings) Size of anti-Iraq military force in Persian Gulf noted. Report introduced.

(With the British desert rats: Bill Redeker) British military force, the 7th Armored Brigade, a descendant of World War II "desert rats," featured; scenes shown. [Two British SOLDIERS, Major James MYLES, US SOLDIER - comment on desert rats' presence.]

(Saudi Arabia: Jim Hickey) French Foreign Legion troops in the Saudi Arabian desert featured; scenes shown. [Private John GARCIA, Lieutenant Colonel Michel GERMAIN, Corporal Douglas KIDD, LEGIONNAIRE - comment on their role.]

(San Diego: Peter Jennings) Freeing of 160 French citizens who had been held in Iraq reported; scenes shown from Baghdad.

Hickey, Jim;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Redeker, Bill

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