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Persian Gulf Crisis / United States Policy #125763

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 14, 1990
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(Baghdad: Peter Jennings) Introduction given from Baghdad, capital city of Iraq.

(Washington: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) Decision by President Bush and Secretary of State James Baker to try to line up enough allied nations' votes to get United Nations Security Council resolution approving US-led military action against Iraq featured; scenes shown of Baker meeting in Bermuda yesterday with Canada's foreign minister and with other world leaders. Impact United Nations approval would have on administration's dealings with Congress on issue of war in the Persian Gulf explained.

(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Pressure from Bush on Congress over his Persian Gulf policy examined; scenes shown from Capitol Hill; details given of Senator Sam Nunn's position on Bush's policy. [Representative Thomas FOLEY - talks about military buildup and issue of use of force.] [Senator George MITCHELL - comments on Congressional approval.] [BAKER - says actions may need to be taken promptly.] [Representative Les ASPIN - talks about troop rotation in Saudi Arabia.]

(Studio: Ted Koppel) Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney reported authorizing call-up of more reservists and National Guardsmen.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Koppel, Ted;
McWethy, John

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