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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Helsinki Summit / Baker #577530

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 08, 1990
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(Helsinki: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Helsinki: John Cochran) Background to superpower summit meeting in Helsinki, Finland, of President Bush and President Mikhail Gorbachev to deal with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait featured; scenes shown of Bush. [BUSH - says goal is a common approach to Iraq's act of aggression.] Reasons why United States is reluctant to have USSR join the multinational military force in Saudi Arabia detailed. [On flight and later in Helsinki, BUSH - comments on Persian Gulf crisis.]

(Helsinki: Tom Brokaw) Impact of political and economic squeeze on Hussein reported. [National Security Adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - talks about United States strategy.] Report introduced.

(Helsinki: Bob Abernethy) Gorbachev's goals at conference featured; scenes shown of Gorbachev arriving in Helsinki. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) makes statement.] Gorbachev's hopes of finding a political solution to gulf crisis and agreeing on arms control with United States noted. [Soviet political analyst Igor MALASHENKO - says Iraq should be contained.] USSR 's troubled economy mentioned.

(Helsinki: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Helsinki: John Dancy) Secretary of State James Baker's trip to Middle East to get financial support from Arab leaders and to further isolate Iraqi President Saddam Hussein featured; scenes shown of Baker meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and the Emir of Kuwait. [BAKER - praises Mubarak's role in Persian Gulf crisis.] [MUBARAK - hopes Bush and Gorbachev will have "one line" in dealing with crisis.] Arabs' hope of strong joint statement of support from Bush and Gorbachev outlined.

Reporter(s):
Abernethy, Bob;
Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Dancy, John
Duration:
00:07:40

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