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Persian Gulf Crisis / Diplomacy / United Nations Resolution / Hostages / United States Military #125939

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 26, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(UN: John McWethy) Campaign by President Bush's administration to promote United Nations Security Council resolution authorizing use of force to get Iraq out of Kuwait featured; details given of United States proposal that would set a January 1 deadline for withdrawal. [British foreign secretary Douglas HURD - talks about the meaning of the deadline.] Warning from President Mikhail Gorbachev to Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz that USSR will support the United Nations resolution noted. Secretary of State James Baker's hope for an overwhelming vote mentioned. United States hope that Britain, France, Egypt and Syria will participate in fighting, if there is any, explained.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein that hospital patients are dying due to sanctions against Iraq reported. Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Dennis Troute) Release of three Americans, Fred Harrington, John Stevenson, and Clyde Jesse by Iraq featured; scenes shown from Baghdad. [HUSSEIN - (thru translator) talks about hospital deaths.] Analysis of Hussein's statements detailed. State Department said warning relatives of hostages to stay away from Iraq. [Hostage's WIFE - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Jim Hickey) Idea that a Persian Gulf war will be an engineers' war explained; scenes shown from Saudi Arabia desert of US- led forces training for an assault against kinds of defenses established by Iraq in occupied Kuwait. [British SOLDIER - comments.]

Hickey, Jim;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Troute, Dennis

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