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Persian Gulf Crisis / Diplomacy #331052

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 31, 1990
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Scott Pelley) Diplomatic initiative from the European Community to try to break the deadlock in the Persian Gulf crisis examined; scenes shown of multimillion dollar clock tower being built in Baghdad. [Worker Mohammed SHAKA - (thru translator) says it would be sad if it were destroyed.] [Iraqi information minister Latif Nassif JASSEM, British ambassador to Iraq Harold WALKER - respond.] Status of economic sanctions in Iraq reviewed.

(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(State Department: Bill Plante) Plans for Secretary of State James Baker to make last trip to Middle East before the January 15 deadline to make sure coalition holds fast against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein examined; specific reasons for trip outlined.

Chung, Connie;
Pelley, Scott;
Plante, Bill

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