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Persian Gulf Crisis / Diplomacy / Bush Proposal #126135

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 01, 1990
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Agreement by Iraq to accept President Bush's offer of diplomatic dialogue on condition that talks include Israeli withdrawal from its occupied territories reported.

(Baghdad: Sheila MacVicar) Iraq's decision to accept United States offer to exchange envoys for talks featured; scenes shown from Baghdad of ceremonies for Iraq's dead from its war with Iran. [US charge d'affaires Joe WILSON - comments.] [On streets, Iraqi WOMAN - welcomes talks.] Scenes shown from Iraqi TV. Iraq's continued efforts to wrap its invasion of Kuwait with other regional issues noted.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Chris Bury) Reaction from forces in the gulf to Bush's proposal featured; scenes shown of Saudi Arabian commander visiting allied troops. [Lieutenant General KHALID bin Sultan, United States Marine Corps General Walter BOOMER - comment.] Continued arrival of United States equipment and troops noted. [Two SOLDIERS - comment.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(State Department: David Ensor) World reaction to Bush's decision to open a dialogue with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein examined. [Jordan's Crown Prince HASSAN - hopes war can be averted.] [At regular Saturday demonstration outside White House, MAN - comments on Bush's political move.] [Former Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER - criticizes move.] [On CNN, Vice President Dan QUAYLE - responds to critics.] Likely course of talks previewed.

Bury, Chris;
Ensor, David;
MacVicar, Sheila;
Simpson, Carole

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