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Persian Gulf Crisis / Diplomacy / Iraq #126532

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 30, 1990
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(State Department: David Ensor) Persian Gulf crisis diplomacy featured; details given of plan by foreign ministers of the European Community to hold an emergency meeting and of hopes for talks between US and Iraq. [Iraqi ambassador to the United States Mohamed al-MASHAT - talks about setting dates.] [Senator Robert DOLE - says Mashat offered flexibility.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Rhetoric from Iraq cited.

(Baghdad: Sheila MacVicar) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's taped message of seasonal greetings featured; scenes shown. [HUSSEIN - (thru translator) compares President Bush to Judas.] Iraqi response to Bush's statement in "Time" magazine that he has a gut feeling Hussein will pull out of Kuwait by January 15 noted. [Iraqi information minister Latif Nassif JASSEM - says Kuwait is our land.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Arrival of Vice President Dan Quayle in Saudi Arabia for meetings with Saudi Arabia's King Fahd and the exiled emir of Kuwait reported; scenes shown.

Ensor, David;
MacVicar, Sheila;
Sawyer, Forrest

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