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Persian Gulf Crisis / Hostages / United States Policy / Bush #572489

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 24, 1990
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Return of President Bush from the Middle East noted. Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Tom Aspell) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's handling of visiting groups seeking release of hostages featured; scenes shown from Baghdad of Hussein meeting with a group of wives of British hostages, cleric Hilarion Capuchi and American Muhammad Ali. [WOMAN - comments.] [US charge d'affaires Joe WILSON - says hostage releases are designed to split the alliance.] Scenes shown of group of teenagers accused of spreading horror in the Baghdad community.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) United States goal of getting United Nations Security Council to vote on resolution authorizing use of force against Iraq cited; scenes shown of Secretary of State James Baker in Bogota, Colombia, where he is seeking international support from council nations. Statement from Bush about Persian Gulf situation quoted; scenes shown of Bush and wife deplaning in US. On stopover in Geneva, Switzerland, Swiss security guards shown clashing with members of the White House staff, including White House Chief of Staff John Sununu.

Aspell, Tom;
Utley, Garrick

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