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Persian Gulf Crisis / Negotiations / Iraq / Military #335050

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 02, 1991
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(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) More troops noted joining both sides of Persian Gulf conflict. Report introduced.

(White House: Wyatt Andrews) Developments in setting date for meeting between Secretary of State James Baker and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported; White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater quoted on screen. [Iraqi ambassador Mohamed Sadiq al-MASHAT - says we are flexible.] [Saudi Arabian ambassador Prince BANDAR bin Sultan - comments.] [On PBS interview December 16, 1990, with David Frost, President BUSH - compares crisis with World War II.] European and Arab countries' peace talks examined; French President Francois Mitterrand noted sending envoy to Baghdad; Jordan's King Hussein reported visiting Europe. [Belgian foreign minister Mark EYSKENS - comments.] NATO reported deploying squadrons of fighters to defend Turkey; scenes shown from Incirlik Air Force Base, Turkey. Congress noted returning tomorrow.

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Scott Pelley) Iraqi government reported trying to appear flexible on talks; details given; Saddam Hussein quoted. Baghdad embassies of Germany, Great Britain, Indonesia and others noted cutting staffs; mysterious radio broadcast from Voice of Free Iraq reported calling for overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: David Martin) Military briefing at central command headquarters in Saudi Arabia reported; Hussein's underestimation of US military examined. [Operation "Desert Shield" spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Greg PEPIN - lists Iraqi troop and armament strengths.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Martin, David;
Pelley, Scott;
Rather, Dan

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