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Persian Gulf Crisis / Diplomacy / United States Military / Hostages #125875

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 20, 1990
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(Paris: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Paris: Brit Hume) Continued negotiations by President Bush over UN resolution authorizing use of force against Iraq featured; scenes shown of various world leaders at Paris conference on the future of Europe. [White House spokesman Marlin FITZWATER - comments on country-by-country consultations.] [BUSH - praises support of Turkey and its President Turgut Ozal.] [With Secretary of State James Baker, Soviet foreign minister Eduard SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) agrees that aggression has not been stopped.] Reasons for desire by United States for unity behind use of force against Iraq explained.

(Paris: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Ensor) Move by 45 Congressmen to try to legally prevent Bush from launching an attack on Iraqi troops without authorization from Congress featured; scenes shown from outside courtroom. [Representative Marcy KAPTUR - opposes any undeclared war.] ABC News survey findings on questions "does president have authority to start a war" and on use of military force outlined on screen.

(Paris: Peter Jennings) Plans to move United States military weapons from Europe to Persian Gulf region reported; scenes shown from Bremerhaven, Germany. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Bill Redeker) Effect of long wait on United States servicemen in Saudi Arabia featured; military scenes shown. [Earlier, two SOLDIERS, later, United States Air Force Major Steven SIMMONS, Colonel Bruce JENNINGS, Sergeant Arron PROFFIT - talk about their situation.] Soldiers shown reading graffiti carved on table.

(Paris: Peter Jennings) Ruling by Iraqi parliament that anyone found hoarding grain should be put to death reported; details given of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's decision to free German hostages because of German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's position favoring negotiation rather force. European views on a war in Persian Gulf reviewed.

Ensor, David;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Redeker, Bill

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