Israeli Loan Guarantees' Delay

In a news conference in the White House, President Bush reasserted the need for a 120 day delay in Congressional consideration of… read more

In a news conference in the White House, President Bush reasserted the need for a 120 day delay in Congressional consideration of Israel’s request for $10 billion in loan guarantees to settle Soviet Jews emigrating to Israel. President Bush listed his reasons for the delay, which centered around the possible disruption of the proposed Middle East peace conference should the loan guarantees be carried out. He said he may use his veto power to prevent Congressional passage of the loan guarantees in defense of the peace conference. President Bush also defended his nomination of Robert Gates to head the Central Intelligence Agency during questions following his prepared remarks. Concerns have been raised about the nomination of Mr. Gates because of questions on how much Mr. Gates knew of the Iran-Contra affair during his work in the Central Intelligence Agency. close

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Israeli Loan Guarantees' Delay

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Program ID:
21178-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Briefing Room, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 12, 1991
Last Aired:
Sep 13, 1991

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  • Sep 12, 1991 | 9:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 13, 1991 | 1:52am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 13, 1991 | 7:32am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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