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Persian Gulf Crisis / Negotiations #331083

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 05, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Iraq reported accepting President Bush's offer of negotiations. Report introduced.

(State Department: Bill Plante) Secretary of State James Baker's testimony at Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings examined. [BAKER - talks about mission to Baghdad and ineffectiveness of economic sanctions.] [Senators Paul SARBANES, Paul SIMON, BAKER - discuss crisis.] [Iraqi ambassador Mohamed Sadiq al-MASHAT - comments.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Bob Schieffer) CIA director William Webster's testimony to another Congressional committee reported. [WEBSTER - echoes Baker's statements.] Some effects of embargo listed; overall message at hearings said to be "give sanctions time to work." Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Admiral William Crowe quoted.

(Studio: Dan Rather; State Department: Bill Plante) Purpose of administration's hard-line approach to negotiations explained.

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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