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Persian Gulf Crisis / US-Iraq Talks / Diplomacy / Iraq #126181

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 12, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) Continued dispute between Iraq and US over dates for talks examined; details given of dates suggested by both sides for meetings of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein-Secretary of State James Baker and President Bush-Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - says Iraq continues to block agreement on dates.] Algerian President Chadli Benjedid said taking on role of middleman between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council noted agreeing to hold a meeting to issue statement reassuring Hussein that United States will not attack if he withdraws from Kuwait.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Hussein reported naming a new defense minister, General Saadi Tuma Abbas. Iraqi government said ordering all building owners to convert their basements into fallout shelters.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John
Duration:
00:02:10

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