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Persian Gulf Crisis / Baker/ Iraq / United Nations Diplomacy #131117

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 11, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Cairo: John McWethy) Visit by Secretary of State James Baker to US troops in Saudi Arabia featured; scenes shown of Baker making speech to, and shaking hands with, the troops. [BAKER - says we pass the brink at midnight on January 15; says an answer on whether troops will have to fight will come soon.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Gary Shepard) Anti-US statements from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein featured; scenes shown of Hussein before delegates at international Islamic conference. Preparations by United States embassy staff to leave Iraq noted. Last ditch effort for peace from United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Geneva: David Ensor) Perez de Cuellar's mission to Iraq examined; scenes shown of him with European foreign ministers; details given of five-part package proposed by United Nations to Saddam Hussein. [Portuguese foreign minister Joao PINHEIRO - says if Hussein refuses plan, he wants war.] [Former United Nations undersecretary Brian URQUHART - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Bush's administration reported sending top official to Israel to talk about war in the gulf. [Jordan's King HUSSEIN - explains Jordan's position.] Further coverage of King Hussein interview on "Nightline" noted.

Ensor, David;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Shepard, Gary

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