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Persian Gulf Crisis / Diplomacy / Hostages #330203

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 29, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Statements from President Bush, Secretary of State James Baker and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein about possibility of war in Persian Gulf noted.

(State Department: Bill Plante) Launching of new diplomatic and public relations initiative by United States to seize control of the Persian Gulf agenda featured; scenes shown of United Nations vote to hold Hussein liable for war damages in Kuwait. [US ambassador to United Nations Thomas PICKERING - comments.] [BAKER - says force cannot be ruled out if Iraq continues to occupy Kuwait.] [BUSH - says president can take action.] USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev shown discussing the gulf crisis in Paris with French President Francois Mitterrand.

(Baghdad: Martha Teichner) Saddam Hussein's position reviewed; scenes shown from Baghdad. [On CNN, HUSSEIN - (thru translator) says anyone that commits aggression against Iraq will turn out a loser; asks if American and British people will forgive Bush or British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher if they drag people into a war.] Failure of USSR envoy Yevgeny Primakov's peace mission to Iraq noted; scenes shown. Cancellation of gas rationing in Iraq and firing of oil minister Isam Abdul Rahim al-Shalabi noted; scenes shown.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Return of French nationals who had been hostages in Iraq reported; scenes shown. [On September 20, disguised AMERICAN - describes conditions inside occupied Kuwait.]

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Teichner, Martha

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