ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 07, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Weekend of the two summits, President Bush's meeting in Helsinki with President Mikhail Gorbachev and the budget summit, previewed.
(Andrews Air Force Base: Jim Wooten) Meeting of Representatives of Congress and the administration to discuss the budget deficit featured; scenes shown from Andrews Air Force Base, MD. [Three CONGRESSMEN, BUSH - cite "optimism."] [Senator Phil GRAMM - comments on the deficit.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Brit Hume; Helsinki: Jim Laurie) Reasons for Helsinki summit reviewed; details given of what Gorbachev and Bush each wants in regards to the Persian Gulf crisis with Iraq. Role of Soviet military advisers in Iraq discussed. Gorbachev noted tying his fate to the West in hope that these nations will help right the Soviet economy.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Scenes shown of Secretary of State James Baker meeting with United States troops in Saudi Arabia and with leaders of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait's government in exile from whom he sought financial aid. Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady noted getting promises of financial support from Japan and South Korea. Western Europe ministers reported voting to provide financial aid to Egypt, Jordan and Turkey, but declining to contribute to United States military operation.