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Iraq / Saddam Hussein / Sanctions #130904

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 24, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) Today's diplomatic aspects of the Persian Gulf crisis reviewed; details given of reaction to latest threats by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. [In response to question from group of Arab Americans, President BUSH - says attempts to talk with Hussein have failed due to his insistence on remaining in Kuwait.] [At UN, French President Francois MITTERRAND - (thru translator) says Hussein has offered no hope for conciliation.] [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - comments.] Diplomatic swipe by US against Iraqi foreign minister detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Experts' analysis of Hussein's rhetoric given. [National security assistant to Senator John McCain, Anthony CORDESMAN - says Hussein does not have military means to attack oil fields in the Persian Gulf.] [Brookings Institution Judith KIPPER - analyzes Hussein's weekend speech; suggests need for direct talks with Hussein.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Argentine President Carlos Menem reported firing aide for shipping beef to Iraq despite United Nations sanctions. Iran reported arresting people trying to smuggle food across the frontier to Iraq.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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