ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 10, 1991
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.
(Cairo: John McWethy) Secretary of State James Baker's diplomatic visit to the Persian Gulf region to lock in regional security arrangements and to shake up the Arab-Israeli peace process featured; scenes shown from his meeting with Arab leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. [Saudi foreign minister Prince SAUD al-Faisal - says we support this initiative.] Baker's plans to meet with Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza when he visits Israel for the first time tomorrow noted. [BAKER - opposes any use by Iraq of chemical weapons.] Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's government said not likely to embrace President Bush's administration's desire to deal more flexibly with the Palestinian issue.
(Studio: Carole Simpson) Baker noted meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak tomorrow.
(Cairo: Jerry King) Egypt's economic problems and need for more aid from the United States examined. [Egyptian journalist Emad ADEEB - says a Marshall-type plan is needed.] Ways in which the war effected the Egyptian economy reviewed; various scenes shown. Mubarak's desire that Arab states see that United States recognizes Egypt as the regional Arab leader explained. [Former prime minister Dr. Mustafa KHALIL - comments on Egypt's possible role as a catalyst in dealing with Israel.] Importance of the Palestinian issue reiterated.