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Persian Gulf Crisis / Diplomacy / Iraq / Poll #131568

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 07, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Current situation in Persian Gulf crisis reviewed.

(London: John McWethy) Background to Wednesday's meeting between Secretary of State James Baker and Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz featured; various scenes shown of Baker. [BAKER - says January 15 deadline is real.] [Luxembourg foreign minister Jacques POOS - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is not hearing the message.] Support from other European allies, including France and Britain, outlined. [British Prime Minister John MAJOR - says if Hussein is concerned about the deadline, he can start moving out of Kuwait.] Baker's positions and attitudes outlined and predicted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Sheila MacVicar) Iraqi position on eve of talks featured; scenes shown of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat with Iraqi leaders; details given of Iraqi attempts to make the Palestinian question the main issue in the Baker-Aziz talks. Likely diplomatic maneuvering in Iraq regarding the January 15 deadline outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Findings of ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on Baker-Aziz talks and on support for use of military force outlined on screen.

Jennings, Peter;
MacVicar, Sheila;
McWethy, John

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