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Persian Gulf War / Diplomacy / USSR -Iraq Proposal #133288

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 21, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Soviet-Iraqi proposal to United States and the coalition after meeting of Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz and President Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow reported. [Gorbachev spokesman Vitaly IGNATENKO - (thru translator) lists points of agreement, including a schedule for Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait.] Seven points regarding withdrawal, economic sanctions, United Nations resolutions, POWs and monitoring outlined on screen.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Brit Hume; State Department: John McWethy; Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Likely response of President Bush's administration and the coalition to the Soviet-Iraqi plan outlined point by point. [Brookings Institution William QUANDT - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is saying Iraq will withdraw under certain conditions.] Political and military implications of this proposal discussed. Concept of this war as first test case of Bush's "new world order" cited. Idea of the military humiliation of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and the ending of the war discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Iraqi-Soviet proposals and reaction for the Bush administration to them reviewed.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Zelnick, Bob

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