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Persian Gulf War / Diplomacy / Cease-Fire Issue #133335

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 27, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's claim to Soviet Middle East specialist Yevgeny Primakov that he would never give up Kuwait recalled.

(White House: Brit Hume) Iraqi diplomatic moves reviewed; scenes shown from United Nations and of President Bush's meeting with British foreign minister Douglas Hurd. [Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations Abdul Amir al- ANBARI - says United Nations Security Council should declare a cease-fire.] White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said citing cable to United Nations from Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz in which Iraq made what Fitzwater called only another "conditional offer." [HURD - says sanctions will need to remain.] [Secretary of State James BAKER - says arms shipments will have to be constrained.] Fact that Iraq keeps coming up with conditional cease-fire plans noted.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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