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Persian Gulf Crisis / United Nations Resolution / Iraq #125998

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 29, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) United Nations Security Council's passing of resolution authorizing use of force against Iraq reported.

(UN: John McWethy) Debate and vote in United Nations featured; scenes shown. [Secretary of State James BAKER - says use of force must be authorized so choice can be put to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.] [Iraqi ambassador to United Nations Abdul Amir al-ANBARI - (thru translator) responds.] Negative votes from Cuba and Yemen and abstention by China noted; details given of United States pledges to get required votes from China, USSR and other Security Council nations. Scenes shown from Korean war, the last time UN backed such a resolution. Prospect of a renewed "diplomatic game of chicken" noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Sheila MacVicar) Hussein's rejection of United Nations resolution prior to debate on it reported; scenes shown from Baghdad. [HUSSEIN - (thru translator) says Iraq will not be terrified.] Recent diplomacy with Iraq reviewed; scenes shown of President Mikhail Gorbachev talking with Iraq's foreign minister. [British member of Parliament Tony BENN - talks about hostage issue.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Pentagon report on number of United States and multinational troops in Persian Gulf region cited. Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Administration's position on United Nations resolution, sanctions and use of force against Iraq in Kuwait featured; scenes shown. [BUSH - says new approach will guarantee Hussein understands world's position against him; says worldwide economic effects so far have been devastating.]

Reporter(s):
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
MacVicar, Sheila;
McWethy, John
Duration:
00:07:30

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