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Persian Gulf Crisis / Diplomacy / Perez De Cuellar, Baker #131137

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 12, 1991
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Gary Shepard) Diplomatic effort by United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar to avert war in the Persian Gulf featured; scenes shown of his arrival in Baghdad. [PEREZ de Cuellar - says it is important to be here.] United States noted pulling its last remaining diplomats out of Iraq; scenes shown. [US charge d'affaires Joe WILSON - comments on US-Iraq relations.] Protest demonstrations by Iraqi school children in front of United States embassy shown.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Middle Eastern trip by Secretary of State James Baker, aimed at shoring up support against Iraq as the January 15 deadline approaches, reported.

(Adana, Turkey: John McWethy) Baker's talks with Syria about what it would do if Israel retaliates against attack by Iraq featured; scenes shown of Baker with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad. [Syrian foreign minister Farouk al-SHARAA - says Syria cannot accept Israeli intervention.] Spoken and likely active position of Syria analyzed. [After earlier meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, BAKER - says United States is satisfied with discussions with Arab allies.] Baker's meeting tomorrow with Turkey's leader Turgut Ozal mentioned.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Guests on tomorrow's "This Week with David Brinkley" named.

McWethy, John;
Shepard, Gary;
Simpson, Carole

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