NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 29, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Charles McLean) Failure of diplomatic mission of USSR envoy Yevgeny Primakov following his meetings with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein featured; scenes shown from Baghdad. [On CNN, HUSSEIN - (thru translator) talks about his meeting with Primakov.] [Iraqi foreign minister Tariq AZIZ - comments.] Positions of Primakov and Hussein during their talks reviewed. Ending of gasoline rationing in Iraq reported; scenes shown of long lines of cars at gas pumps.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Bush noted planning to meet with Congressional leaders tomorrow to discuss sending more troops to Persian Gulf.
(Washington: John Dancy) United States strategy in the gulf updated; scenes shown from United Nations where United States pushed through a new resolution making Iraq responsible for war damages in Kuwait. [US ambassador to United Nations Thomas PICKERING - says United States will meet obligations to its citizens in Iraq.] [BUSH - says president can take action.] [Secretary of State James BAKER - says Hussein's is a prescription for war; says force cannot be ruled out if Iraq continues to occupy Kuwait.] USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev shown discussing the gulf crisis in Paris with French President Francois Mitterrand. State Department official noted conceding United States is running out of diplomatic options. Possible use of US military force in region discussed.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) American commander in Persian Gulf General H. Norman Schwarzkopf reported warning in interview in "Atlanta Constitution" that a lot of people would be killed in a ground war. French nationals freed by Hussein noted leaving Iraq tonight; number of Westerners still trapped in Iraq and Kuwait noted.