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Persian Gulf Crisis / Hostages #331099

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 06, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Bush reported confirming possibility of United Nations conference on all Middle East problems. Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Allen Pizzey) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported asking parliament to release all hostages; letter to parliament quoted on screen; appeals from Jordan's King Hussein and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat said prompting move. [American hostages' relatives' Betty SEGO, Claire LEDFORD, Thomas VAN BAALE, Barbara SMILEY, two American embassy HOSTAGES, hostage spokesman Roland BERGHEER, United States charge d'affaires Joseph WILSON - comment.]

(Santiago, Chile: Wyatt Andrews) Bush's response to release reported; resupply of embassy in Kuwait mentioned; scenes shown of Bush visiting Chile. [BUSH - says strategy is working; denies secret negotiations; denies linkage to Middle East peace conference of future of Palestine.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(State Department: Bill Plante) Secretary of State James Baker's testimony to Congress about Persian Gulf crisis examined. [BAKER - asks for support; debates needs for force.] [Representatives Peter KOSTMAYER, Gerry STUDDS - question need for war.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Interview presented with chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee. [Senator Sam NUNN - discusses Persian Gulf policy and effect of economic sanctions.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Pizzey, Allen;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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