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Persian Gulf Crisis / Diplomacy / Congress / Poll #131464

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 03, 1991
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) New offer from United States of availability of Secretary of State James Baker for talks with Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz reported.

(State Department: John McWethy) Diplomacy between United States and Iraq featured; scenes shown of President Bush's meeting with Congressional leaders and of Baker swearing in Edward Gnehm as new ambassador to Kuwait. [White House spokesman Marlin FITZWATER - says there will be no negotiations, no compromises.] [BAKER - says we are closer to restoring Kuwait's sovereignty.] Reasons behind offer of a Baker-Aziz meeting examined. [Jordan's King HUSSEIN, Representative Les ASPIN - offer opinions on Baker-Aziz meeting.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Baker's appearance on "PrimeTime Live" previewed. Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Jim Wooten) Debate over role Congress should play in gulf crisis examined; scenes shown of Senate and House of Representatives convening. [Senators George MITCHELL, Brock ADAMS - offer opinions on issue.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Findings of ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on public support for Bush's gulf policy and for a war in gulf given. Report introduced.

McWethy, John;
Sawyer, Diane;
Wooten, Jim

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