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Persian Gulf Crisis / Bush / Hostages #125691

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 01, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Orlando, Florida: Brit Hume) President Bush's messages on Persian Gulf situation featured; scenes shown of Bush making speeches while on the campaign trail. [In Massachusetts, BUSH - says he wants peaceful resolution to this crisis, but there will be no compromise on UN resolutions.] [Later in Florida, BUSH - says he is not trying to prepare the country for war; adds that "the sand is running through the glass."] Message that war is alternative to sanctions noted directed to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Bush's reaction to Hussein's suggestion that family members come to visit relatives held hostage in Iraq during the Christmas holidays reported.

(State Department: John McWethy) Response from State Department to Christmas invitation featured. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - comments.] [Hostage wife Donnita COLE - says she will go if she feels safe; comments on State Department's action.] Scenes shown of recently released French hostages who described conditions American hostages were facing.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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