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Persian Gulf War / Diplomacy / Iran #337162

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 04, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tehran: Bob Faw) Willingness of Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani to open talks with United States and Iraq examined; scenes shown from Tehran, Iran. [RAFSANJANI - (thru translator) says Iran is serious about its neutrality.] Iran's grounding of Iraqi warplanes flown there recalled; map shown. Feeling that Iran hopes coalition does the dirty work of disposing of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein explained. [At Tehran University, IRANIAN - says United States is the main enemy.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Reaction of President Bush's administration to Rafsanjani's offer to mediate outlined.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Statement from Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney that only a military solution is likely examined. [CHENEY - says he does not expect a diplomatic solution.] Battleship USS Missouri reported lobbing shells on Iraqi bunkers in Kuwait for the first time. [United States Marine Corps Major General Robert JOHNSTON - describes ordinance attacks.] Impact of allied operations on Iraqi naval and air defenses reviewed; scenes shown of damages. [CHENEY - comments on effectiveness of Iraqi army.]

Faw, Bob;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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