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Gulf Crisis: A Time For War #572581

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 30, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) President Bush reported inviting Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz to Washington and offering to send Secretary of State James Baker to Baghdad for direct talks. [At press conference today, BUSH - comments; outlines reasons for intervention, including concern for embassies and hostages and fear of nuclear war.] Testimony of former NSA head at Congressional hearings on Persian Gulf crisis reported. [Retired Lieutenant General William ODOM - warns against attack.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Michael Silver) No reaction yet from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported; condemnation of yesterday's United Nations vote noted; scenes shown from Iraqi television and from Baghdad hotel gathering of American hostages scheduled to leave with former boxer Muhammad Ali. [Hostages George CHARCHALIS, Ralph LEITHODT - comment.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(State Department: John Dancy) Purpose of Baker's visit to Baghdad examined; State Department objectives outlined on screen. [BAKER - makes statement.] [Former diplomat Edward PECK - comments on difficulty of negotiating with Hussein.] Iraqi delivery of food to West Nathaniel Howell and others at United States embassy in Kuwait reported; Bush quoted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Dancy, John;
Silver, Michael

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