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Persian Gulf Crisis / Budget Summit / Helsinki Summit / Foreign Policy #577126

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 10, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Andrea Mitchell) Progress between negotiators for President Bush and Congress at budget summit examined; scenes shown from Andrews Air Force Base; Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady reported complaining at beginning of talks; proposals for cuts and taxes outlined on screen. [Representative Thomas FOLEY, Senator Trent LOTT - comment.] Representative Richard Gephardt and OMB director Richard Darman reported working on domestic spending freeze; threat of automatic cuts detailed; scenes shown of federal workers protesting outside talks.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) High public opinion of Persian Gulf policy and success of Helsinki, Finland, summit with USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev reported giving Bush strength at budget talks; Bush noted telephoning French President Francois Mitterrand, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Turkish President Turgut Ozal, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Saudi Arabian King Fahd about Helsinki summit; scenes shown of Bush at National Medal of the Arts ceremony and yesterday with Gorbachev. [BUSH - admits Gorbachev's difference of opinion.] [Representatives Bob McEWEN, James INHOFE, Carroll HUBBARD, Junior - praise Bush.] Address to Congress tomorrow night mentioned.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Moscow: John Dancy) Changing foreign policy due to end of Cold War and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait examined. Secretary of State James Baker reported briefing NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies on summit, asking for more ground troops and confirming a trip to Syria, a state officially considered a sponsor of terrorism; details given. [BAKER - comments.] Baker quoted regarding Bush's breaking policy of keeping USSR out of Middle East; Baker noted flying to USSR to discuss deeper troop reductions in Europe. [BAKER - comments.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Dancy, John;
Mitchell, Andrea

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