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Iraq / Gulf Standoff #130855

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 20, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) Events related to the Persian Gulf crisis reviewed. Iraq's desire to put videotape from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on United States television in response to President Bush's videotape, which was shown on Iraqi TV, noted. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - says United States free press will make decision about showing tape.] US need to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and placate Israel about the military balance in the Middle East detailed. [Representatives Mel LEVINE, Jim LEACH - offer differing opinions on Israel and Middle East.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Question of whether United States should open up its strategic petroleum reserve noted.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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