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Persian Gulf Crisis / Diplomacy / Poll #131099

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 10, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar reported heading for Iraq for a meeting with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein; scenes shown from New York.

(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: John McWethy) The diplomatic front updated; Perez de Cuellar's proposal outlined; details given of Secretary of State James Baker's views on the diplomatic front. [BAKER - hopes for a peaceful solution.] Baker's telephone conversation with Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze about his talks with Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz noted; scenes shown of Baker in Saudi Arabia, where he will request more funds to support United States forces in the gulf. Issue of impact of the "Israeli factor" on the alliance between United States and Arab states cited.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Findings of ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on questions of whether there will be war and should there be further peace efforts outlined on screen.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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