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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Oil Offer / Helsinki Summit / Poll / Baker Trip #130674

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 10, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: John Donvan) Offer by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to Third World nations of free oil if they send their own tankers to pick it up featured; scenes shown of theatrical anti-American demonstration in Baghdad.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Skeptical reaction of Third World countries to Hussein's offer reported.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Review of President Bush's summit meeting with President Mikhail Gorbachev featured; details given of his briefing of French President Francois Mitterrand, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Turkey's President Turgut Ozal, Saudi Arabia's King Fahd and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Response of White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater to Hussein's free oil offer quoted on screen. [BUSH - says meeting tells Hussein he will not divide and conquer United States and USSR .] Bush's address to Congress on Persian Gulf crisis previewed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Results of ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on Bush's handling of the gulf crisis outlined on screen. Report introduced.

(Moscow: John McWethy) Secretary of State James Baker's trip to seek support from the European allies after the gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates made stunning financial commitments examined; scenes shown. [BAKER - says air and sea lifts are needed to put troops in place and send refugees home; asks European nations for even token troop commitments.] Baker's plan to visit Syrian President Hafez al-Assad noted. [BAKER - responds to questions about dealing with Syria.] News of establishment of diplomatic relations between Iran and Iraq reported.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by Baker that United States may further cut back United States military forces in Europe noted.

Donvan, John;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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