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Helsinki Summit / Persian Gulf Crisis #131082

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 09, 1990
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(Helsinki: Peter Jennings) Agreement by President Bush and President Mikhail Gorbachev that Iraqi aggression must end reported.

(Helsinki: Brit Hume) Bush's reasons for today's Helsinki summit meeting examined; scenes shown of Bush and Gorbachev. [BUSH - says nothing short of implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution is acceptable.] [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says current Iraqi leadership has driven into a dead end and hopes Iraqi President Saddam Hussein will heed this appeal.] [In answer to reporter questions, BUSH - comments on the talks.]

(Helsinki: Peter Jennings) The case for shipping food into Iraq and Kuwait noted discussed at summit. Report introduced.

(Helsinki: Jim Laurie) Gorbachev's reasons for today's summit meeting examined. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says we need to act more energetically in solving the problems in the Middle East; adds that he has been assured United States forces in Saudi Arabia will be withdrawn soon.] Bush's promised help for Soviet economy mentioned. Soviets said apparently reassured that Bush was not seeking Soviet approval of use of military force against Iraq.

(Helsinki: Peter Jennings) Presence of Soviet military advisers and citizens in Iraq reviewed.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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