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Persian Gulf Crisis / USSR / Saudi Arabia / United States Military Buildup #131041

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 05, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Review given of day's events in the Persian Gulf.

(Moscow: Rick Inderfurth) Position of USSR towards Iraq featured; scenes shown from meeting of President Mikhail Gorbachev and Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz. [GORBACHEV, AZIZ - (thru translator) exchange views about their "watches."] [After meeting Gorbachev, Senator Robert DOLE - comments on Aziz's trip here.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report about Saudi Arabian objections to US plan to send B-52 bombers to Saudi Arabia outlined. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Bill Redeker) Assessment of how well United States forces might do if Iraq decided to attack featured; scenes shown of United States training flights; details given of feeling that while military buildup is behind schedule, Iraq maintains advantage on the ground. [PILOT - says we are ready.] [Retired Israeli tank commander Avigdor CATILANE - says you have to move the tanks.] [Logistics commander Major General Gus PAGONIS - talks about M1 tanks.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Plans for President Bush to speak before a joint session of Congress about Persian Gulf crisis following his summit meeting with Gorbachev reported.

Inderfurth, Rick;
Jennings, Peter;
Redeker, Bill

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