CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 01, 1991
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(Studio: Connie Chung) President Bush noted returning from Christmas retreat at Camp David. Report introduced.
(White House: Randall Pinkston) Bush reported summoning advisers to White House for Persian Gulf strategy session; signs of flexibility on date of Secretary of State James Baker's meeting with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein mentioned; scenes shown. [With troops in Gulf, Vice President Dan QUAYLE - makes hard-line speech.] Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, French President Francois Mitterrand and Pope John Paul II quoted. [Soviet President Mikhail GORBACHEV - (thru translator) comments.]
(Studio: Connie Chung) Iraq's reaction to Mubarak's warning noted. Report introduced.
(London: Tom Fenton) European Community reported meeting Friday in Luxembourg to discuss Persian Gulf crisis; expected invitation to Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz mentioned; White House noted worried about split in European coalition; peace efforts from Jordan's King Hussein, Algerian President Chadli Benjedid and Pope mentioned.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Scott Pelley) Iraqi hopes for peace examined; signs of flexibility in negotiations with Baker mentioned; scenes shown from Baghdad. [Tea shop owner Mr. HADID, rug MERCHANT - talk about negotiating.]