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Persian Gulf Crisis / United Nations / United States Policy #572534

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 28, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: John Dancy) Tomorrow's United Nations Security Council vote on resolution authorizing use of force in Persian Gulf crisis previewed; details outlined on screen; scenes shown of Secretary of State James Baker and Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze meeting; Ambassador to United Nations Thomas Pickering noted stopping Cuban move to delay vote; statement from Chinese ambassador Qian Qichen mentioned. [SHEVARDNADZE (thru translator), Cuban ambassador Ricardo ALARCON - comment.] White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater and Iraqi deputy prime minister Taha Yasin Ramadan quoted; Baker noted meeting with Cuban foreign minister.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Andrea Mitchell) Senate Armed Services Committee hearings on Persian Gulf policy examined. [Two former chairmen, Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired General David JONES, retired Admiral William CROWE - urge patience with economic sanctions.] [At different function, Representative Richard GEPHARDT - comments on issue.] In spite of President Bush's policy of having no contact with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Representative Lee Hamilton reported urging a dialogue. [HAMILTON, Senator Edward KENNEDY, former secretary of state Henry KISSINGER - comment on effectiveness of embargo.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview presented with chairman of Armed Services Committee. [Senator Sam NUNN - talks about avoiding war; comments on possibility Bush will call special session of Congress to discuss United Nations resolution; comments on Hamilton's statement.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John;
Mitchell, Andrea

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