ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 23, 1990
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(Studio and Egypt: Peter Jennings) President Bush's attempts to manage the anti-Iraq coalition, especially the nations of Egypt and Syria, featured; various scenes shown from Egypt, which is concerned about going to war in the Persian Gulf. [Egyptian columnist Mohamed AHMED - says it is imperative for Egypt to maintain good relations with the Arab world.] Presence of a million Egyptians in Iraq noted. [Egyptian politician Ibrahim SUKHRI - comments.] Syrian view of events in Persian Gulf now that President Hafez al-Assad has been dealing with US, considered an enemy due to its ties with Israel, presented; various scenes shown from Damascus, Syria; details given of charges against US in Syrian press. Consequences for Arab states of Egypt and Syria if Bush wages war against Iraq reiterated. United States Army's decision to keep all those who planned to retire or leave the service at the end of enlistments in uniform reported.
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