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Persian Gulf Crisis / Saddam Hussein and Bush / Gulf Standoff #130871

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 20, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Perception of President Bush and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein as two gladiators examined; details given of cold shoulder from United States to new peace plan from Jordan's King Hussein. [BUSH - says world won't be blackmailed.] [Saddam HUSSEIN - (thru translator) warns against colliding with Iraq.] [University of Virginia Dr. Vamik VOLKAN - analyzes confrontation between these two.] [BUSH - says Iraq must withdraw from Kuwait.] Issue of a negotiable solution for conflict resolution raised. [Brookings Institution William QUANDT - says compromise won't happen.] [Harvard University Roger FISHER - lays out Saddam Hussein's position.] Statement from "New Yorker" magazine reporter Milton Viorst, who went with Jesse Jackson on his meeting with Hussein, that Hussein emphasizes United States refusal to respond to his invitation to a dialogue quoted. [QUANDT - says the alternative is war.]

Jennings, Peter

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