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London / Economic Summit / Iraqi Nuclear Capabilities / USSR / Middle East Peace / Soviet Capitalists #581694

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 15, 1991
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(London: Tom Brokaw) Issues before the London economic summit outlined. Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Tom Aspell) The Western response to Iraqi nuclear capabilities featured; details given of statement by Iraqi Prime Minister Sadun Hammadi that the threat of military action against Iraq is real; scenes shown from Sunday of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein embracing PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat, from Baghdad, where there are shortages of food and medicine and of the arrival of the United Nations inspection team there. [UN relief team's Elliot RICHARDSON - says the children cannot be fed.]

(London: Tom Brokaw) Announcement that Secretary of State James Baker will return to the Middle East after Syria reacted favorably to latest peace proposals reported.

(London: John Cochran) Hard-line positions of President Bush, summit host British Prime Minister John Major and other leaders with regard to Iraq featured; photograph opportunity for summit leaders shown. [National Security Adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - says Iraq must comply with UN resolutions about nuclear-related material.] [Treasury Secretary Nicholas BRADY - says economic pressure must be kept on Hussein.] Division among leaders on how to deal with President Mikhail Gorbachev noted; positions detailed of German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Italy's Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti and French President Francois Mitterrand, who are lined up against Major, Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu and Bush, who favor a slower approach.

(London: Tom Brokaw) The hard sell here for Gorbachev's economic program outlined; scenes shown of Yevgeny Primakov briefing Western leaders; tenets of Gorbachev's plans outlined on screen.

Aspell, Tom;
Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John

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