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Persian Gulf Crisis / Poll / US-Iraq Talks / United States Policy #126513

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 03, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Growing pessimism about war in the Persian Gulf as indicated by ABC News/"Washington Post" poll outlined on screen. Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) Negotiations about face-to-face talks between Iraq and United States featured; details given of meetings of United States charge d'affaires Joe Wilson with Iraqi foreign ministry official Nizar Hamdoon. Secretary of State James Baker said promising that United States will not attack Iraq if it withdraws from Kuwait. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - talks about Kuwaiti position.] [On "Good Morning America", Iraqi ambassador to United States Mohamed Al-MASHAT - talks about a peaceful solution.] Shift of United States agenda in last three days reviewed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further poll findings outlined on screen. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Appearance before Congress of administration officials to answer questions about Gulf policy featured; scenes shown. [Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY, Senator John GLENN - talk about policy.] Statements from Senator Sam Nunn and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell about United States policy in the Persian Gulf detailed. [POWELL, NUNN - talk about possible war.] Positions of Congressional Democrats and President Bush on road to war reviewed.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Zelnick, Bob

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