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Persian Gulf Crisis / Bush-Gorbachev Meeting #130658

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 01, 1990
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Review given of day's events in Persian Gulf crisis. Reports introduced.

(Kennebunkport: Brit Hume) Announcement by President Bush of one-day summit meeting with President Mikhail Gorbachev reported. [BUSH - says there is no special agenda related to the Middle East; criticizes Iraq's brutality in regards to the hostages.] [Earlier, National Security Adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - denies meeting, then changes mind.] Importance of meeting of Gorbachev, former ally of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, with the opposition, Bush, noted.

(Moscow: Rick Inderfurth) Soviet view of one-day summit featured; scenes shown from Soviet TV; details given of topics they will discuss: gulf crisis and troubled Soviet economy. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says we are promoting a common goal; talks about serious economic problems.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Interview given with expert on Soviet affairs. [Columbia University professor Robert LEGVOLD - says Middle East will be the principal issue at meeting; analyzes Soviet diplomatic position in regards to Iraq; lists other issues that may be discussed.]

Hume, Brit;
Inderfurth, Rick;
Simpson, Carole

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