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Persian Gulf Crisis / United States Policy / United Nations Vote #125980

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 28, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Debate in Senate Armed Services Committee over President Bush's Persian Gulf policy featured; scenes shown from session. [Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman William CROWE - says war is a mess.] [Senator Robert BYRD, Representative Richard GEPHARDT - call for sanctions instead of military action.] White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater quoted about diplomatic dealings with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. [Former Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER - expresses concern about political instability surrounding United States forces in gulf.] Administration's hope that Congress will authorize use of force if UN does noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: John McWethy) Last minute lobbying by Secretary of State James Baker prior to United Nations vote on use-of-force resolution featured; scenes shown of Baker with Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze and from UN session. Cuban representative noted criticizing United States efforts to keep Palestinian issue off the Security Council agenda. [CUBAN - comments on US acting as kings.] Baker's planned meeting with Cuban foreign minister mentioned.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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