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Iraq / US-USSR Relations / Bush-Gorbachev Summit #131001

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 03, 1990
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) President Bush shown arriving back in Washington following his vacation.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer; State Department: John McWethy) United States diplomatic efforts discussed; details given of US-Saudi Arabia relations and of background to Bush's summit meeting with President Mikhail Gorbachev to deal with the Persian Gulf crisis.

(Moscow: Rick Inderfurth) Soviet reservations about United States military buildup in Mideast and agenda of the upcoming summit featured. [Soviet foreign ministry spokesman Gennady GERASIMOV - says buildup gives Iraqi President Saddam Hussein a pretext to unite Arab world.] Likelihood that Gorbachev will support Bush in condemning Hussein's aggression noted. Gorbachev said also likely to announce a joint economic reform package with Russian republic president Boris Yeltsin, who wants USSR to move rapidly toward a free market system.

Inderfurth, Rick;
McWethy, John;
Sawyer, Diane

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