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Persian Gulf Crisis / Hostages / Baker / Bush #572379

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 18, 1990
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Tom Aspell) Announcement by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein that he will begin releasing foreign hostages on Christmas Day under certain conditions examined; scenes shown from Baghdad of group of hostages coming out of Kuwait. [Released WOMAN, MAN, brother of hostage James STEVENSON - comment.]

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Paris: John Dancy) Secretary of State James Baker's mission to seek support for United Nations resolution for use of force against Iraq featured; details given of his need for support or acquiescence from USSR ; scenes shown of Baker meeting with representatives of the nations in UN Security Council. [BAKER - says Hussein could release hostages now.] [British foreign minister Douglas HURD - comments on the military option.] [BAKER - says no countries have said force must be ruled out.] Positions of President Mikhail Gorbachev and Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze on peace in the Persian Gulf detailed.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Paris: John Cochran) Presence of President Bush in Paris for meeting of 35 European nations and to sign an historic agreement reducing conventional weapons reported; scenes shown of Bush's earlier visits to Germany and France. [BUSH - says German Chancellor Helmut Kohl wants a peaceful solution to gulf crisis.] Germany's position on Persian Gulf explained.

(Studio: Garrick Utley; Paris: John Dancy, John Cochran) Discussion presented of impact of Hussein's hostage announcement on coalition against him and of American policies on hostages. Timing factors related to a war in the gulf explained.

Aspell, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Dancy, John;
Utley, Garrick

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