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Persian Gulf Crisis / United States / Iraq / Diplomacy #131171

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 14, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Discussion of the Persian Gulf crisis at the White House featured; scenes shown of President Bush at a photo opportunity with Congressional leaders and "petting" a fuzzy microphone cover during meeting with United States charge d'affaires Joe Wilson and Secretary of State James Baker, back from his diplomatic mission. White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater quoted on war, peace and January 15 deadline. [Senator George MITCHELL - says Bush has not changed his mind about use of force against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein if he has not withdrawn.] [Senator Robert DOLE - hopes for peaceful resolution.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Letter from Hussein to Saudi Arabia's King Fahd detailed. Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Gary Shepard) Meeting of Iraqi National Assembly to rubber-stamp its support for Hussein's refusal to pull out of Kuwait featured; scenes shown from Baghdad and of Hussein on Iraqi TV. [Iraqi National Assembly speaker Sadi Madhi SALEH - (thru translator) says we are ready for a showdown.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; UN: David Ensor) United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar's meeting with Hussein yesterday examined; details given of issues they talked about and of Perez de Cuellar's impressions of the talks and of Hussein's mood.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; State Department: John McWethy) View that no one in the Bush administration believes Hussein will change his mind, review of Baker's diplomatic mission and role of Turkey if war breaks out discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Findings of ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on public support for the Congressional vote and for president's handling of the crisis outlined on screen.

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

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