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Persian Gulf Crisis / Diplomacy / Iraq #131551

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 06, 1991
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Secretary of State James Baker reported leaving for Europe for his Wednesday meeting with Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz for last-chance diplomacy to head off war in Persian Gulf.

(State Department: David Ensor) United States position vis-a-vis Iraq featured. [On "This Week with David Brinkley", BAKER - says he is closing the door.] Plans for debates in House and Senate following that meeting over whether to authorize the president to use force if Iraq refuses to leave Kuwait noted. [On "This Week with David Brinkley", Representative Thomas FOLEY - says vote would back President Bush.] Senator Robert Dole's comments on Senate position mentioned.

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Statements from Iraqi ambassador to US Mohamed Sadiq al-Mashat and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on negotiations or war with United States noted. Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Sheila MacVicar) Situation in Iraq on its Army Day featured; scenes shown from Baghdad ceremonies at Iraq's tomb of the unknown soldier. [On Iraqi TV, HUSSEIN - (thru translator) talks about the coming battle.] Iraqi view of Baker-Aziz meeting mentioned.

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Continued preparations for war by US-led alliance reported; scenes shown from Germany, which sent ground-attack planes to region.

Ensor, David;
MacVicar, Sheila;
Sawyer, Forrest

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