CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 12, 1990
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(State Department: Bill Plante) Secretary of State James Baker reported telephoning nonaligned members of United Nations Security Council to salvage resolution criticizing Israel for Jerusalem killings; details given of disagreement due to stronger condemnation backed by PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and indirectly by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. [Ambassador to United Nations Thomas PICKERING - says we have to fish or cut bait; comments on negotiations.] Israeli security forces noted continuing to quell demonstrations; scenes shown. French President Francois Mitterrand reported backing US resolution after call from President Bush; affect on alliance against Hussein noted.
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