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Middle East / Bush Plan / Arms Sales #134941

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 29, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Colorado Springs: Brit Hume) Attempt by President Bush to turn the US victory in the Persian Gulf war into stability in the Middle East featured; scenes shown from his graduation address at the Air Force Academy. [BUSH - calls for halt to the proliferation of weapons in the Middle East.] His proposal to restrain arms sales to the region and to urge nations in the Middle East to ban production of nuclear and chemical weapons outlined. [BUSH - says he will veto any bill not sustaining his defense program.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) The world arms trade featured; scenes shown from a weapons show in Singapore; details given of Iran's arms deals with USSR and China and of United States proposals to sell arms to five Middle East nations. [Carnegie Endowment Andrew PIERRE - talks about arms policies.]

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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