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Persian Gulf Crisis / Bush / Diplomacy / Iraq #131189

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 15, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Mood of President Bush as deadline in the Persian Gulf nears featured; scenes shown of peace protest outside White House. [BUSH - comments.] [Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - says it is a moment of gravity.] [In Senate, Senator Tom HARKIN - says Bush could ask Iraqi President Saddam Hussein for a meeting.] Statement from White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater about a military timetable quoted. Bush's unyielding position reiterated.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) Diplomatic efforts at the UN featured; scenes shown. [Secretary General Javier PEREZ de Cuellar - says Palestinian question could be addressed.] [In warning to journalists still in Iraq, State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - says this is a dangerous situation.] Secretary of State James Baker's day reviewed. Iraqi ambassador to United States Mohamed Sadiq al- Mashat said leaving US. Possibility of United States attack on Baghdad discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Review given of Hussein's day as reported on Iraqi radio. Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Gary Shepard) Report from the streets of Baghdad featured; scenes shown of pro-Hussein demonstrations organized by the government. [Three IRAQIS - say "no" to expecting war.] [Iraqi information minister Latif Nassif JASSEM - (thru translator) says we are prepared for confrontation.] Map shown of Baghdad.

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

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