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Persian Gulf Crisis / Diplomacy #126552

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 31, 1990
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Sheila MacVicar) New round of diplomacy aimed at getting Iraq and United States talking about the Persian Gulf featured; details given of planned session of European Community to discuss idea of separate talks with Iraq. [British ambassador to Iraq Harold WALKER, Luxembourg foreign minister Jacques POOS - comment on talks.] Likelihood that Jordan's King Hussein and president of Algeria will try again to mediate between Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and President Bush noted; scenes shown of Hussein meeting with foreign minister of Yugoslavia. [Iraqi information minister Latif Nassif JASSEM - talks about setting date for talks.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(State Department: David Ensor) United States reaction to European idea and to dates for talks between Hussein and Secretary of State James Baker featured. Senator Robert Dole reported stating Iraqi ambassador Mohamed al-Mashat told him Iraq no longer insists January 12 is only date Baker could come to Iraq. Baker said considering visit to Saudi Arabia and other allied nations, possibly before January 15 deadline.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Iraq reported calling up more military reserves.

Ensor, David;
MacVicar, Sheila;
Sawyer, Diane

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