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Persian Gulf War / Diplomacy / Iraq, USSR , Bush, Shevardnadze #133203

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 17, 1991
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(Moscow: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jim Laurie) Arrival of Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz for talks with President Mikhail Gorbachev about chances for peace featured; scenes shown from Moscow and of Aziz's last visit in November 1990. [Soviet envoy Yevgeny PRIMAKOV - says both sides should take steps forward.] Reasons why USSR wants a settlement outlined. [Soviet General Boris GOLISHEV - (thru translator) asks was it necessary to destroy so many people.]

(Moscow: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Kennebunkport: Ann Compton) Response of President Bush to these diplomatic moves featured; scenes shown of Bush on a walk in Kennebunkport, ME. [BUSH - says Gorbachev knows the United Nations objectives.] [On CNN, Secretary of State James BAKER - comments.] Scenes shown of man being dragged away from Bush's church after shouting comments about the aerial bombing of Baghdad. [BUSH - says children were mutilated in Kuwait.] Likelihood that a ground war may start soon noted.

(Moscow: Diane Sawyer) First Western interview with former Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze since his resignation that will appear on "PrimeTime Live" reported; scenes shown from Moscow; details given of his background and statements about the Soviet diplomatic moves.

Compton, Ann;
Laurie, Jim;
Sawyer, Diane

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