Search the Archive

Persian Gulf Crisis / Diplomacy / Military, Hostages #572080

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 29, 1990
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(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.

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John;
McLean, Charles

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.