ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 21, 1990
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(Saudi Arabia: Peter Jennings) Statements from French President Francois Mitterrand and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev about UN resolution permitting use of force against Iraq reported. Announcement by Pentagon that reserve armored combat brigades will be put on active duty for possible deployment to the gulf noted. Report introduced.
(Saudi Arabia: Jim Hickey) Magnitude of United States military operations examined; scenes shown of lots of supplies. [US Army support command Major General William PAGONIS - says it is the largest force in history.] [Representative John MURTHA - talks about problems of maintaining supplies in the desert.] Further complication of logistics with arrival of more troops noted. [Military air command Captain John BOOKAS, PAGONIS - comment on logistics.]
(Saudi Arabia: Peter Jennings) Statement from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein that he will release more hostages during visits to Iraq by right-wing French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen and a delegation from Switzerland reported. Report from Energy Department that Saudi Arabia and other oil-producing countries are profiting from oil crisis detailed.
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