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Persian Gulf Crisis / Iraq / Diplomacy / War #330824

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 16, 1990
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Allen Pizzey) Apparent preparations for war in Iraq featured; scenes shown from Iraqi TV; details given of issues of protocol that are holding up proposed talks between Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz and President Bush and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and Secretary of State James Baker. [Acting United States ambassador Joe WILSON - talks about the dates and Iraq's approach to international relations.]

(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(White House: Randall Pinkston) United States position on the diplomatic impasse examined; scenes shown of Bush and Baker. [On "Face the Nation", Center for National Policy Madeleine ALBRIGHT, "US News and World Report" David GERGEN; Representative Lee HAMILTON - analyze events in Persian Gulf.] Issue of escalating cost of Operation Desert Shield and need of financial support from United States allies raised. [On Saturday, Representative Richard GEPHARDT - cites Japan's slight contribution.]

(Studio: Connie Chung) Statements from Rear Admiral Riley Mixson, commander of United States Navy task force in the Red Sea, and United States commander in the Persian Gulf, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, on chances for peace and length of a war in the Persian Gulf reported.

(Saudi Arabia: Bill McLaughlin) Confidence of United States troops in Saudi Arabia featured; scenes shown of 3rd Marines anti-tank missile unit in the desert. [Four SOLDIERS, Marine Corps Sergeant Michael McGRAW - comment.] During Senate delegation visit to front lines, Senator George MITCHELL - praises military.]

Chung, Connie;
McLaughlin, Bill;
Pinkston, Randall;
Pizzey, Allen

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