ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 14, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(State Department: John McWethy) President Bush's response to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's failure to set a satisfactory date for Secretary of State James Baker to go to Baghdad for talks featured. [BUSH - lists the people Hussein has seen on short notice.] [On November 30, BUSH - talks about setting a date between December 15 and January 15.] Bush's changing position on these dates noted. [BUSH - talks further about "mutually convenient dates."] [In response to question about war from UPI's Helen THOMAS, BUSH - says United Nations resolution should be fully implemented.] Arrival of last planeload of hostages at Andrews Air Force Base, MD, shown. [US ambassador to Kuwait West Nathaniel HOWELL - talks about situation in Kuwait.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Discussion between Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney and Democrats of House Armed Services Committee about sanctions reported. [CHENEY - says Iraq is continuing to deploy troops.] Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Karen Burnes) Changing mood in Iraq featured; scenes shown, including a program on civil defense, from Iraqi TV, which is stepping up its hard-line rhetoric.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Pentagon reported chartering a luxury cruise ship to serve as a high seas rest and recreation center.