Geneva Meeting on Persian Gulf Crisis

President Bush spoke to reporters after talks between U.S. Secretary of State James Baker and Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz in Geneva, Switzerland, failed to determine a peaceful resolution to… read more

President Bush spoke to reporters after talks between U.S. Secretary of State James Baker and Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz in Geneva, Switzerland, failed to determine a peaceful resolution to the Persian Gulf crisis. The President said that while attempts to find a diplomatic means to resolve the situation in Kuwait would continue, he was “discouraged” by Mr. Aziz’s failure to mention any possibility of Iraq’s withdrawal from Kuwait. He characterized the talks as being “a total stiff-arm” from Iraq. While refusing to announce that the U.S. would go to war to liberate Kuwait, President Bush said that the U.S. would enforce U.N. resolution 678, which allowed the use of force to remove Iraqi forces from Kuwait, and the only route to peace lay in Iraq’s complete withdrawal from Kuwait. The meeting in Geneva aided President Bush’s efforts to garner support for U.S. Persian Gulf policy in Congress by showing that President Bush had made positive efforts to secure a peaceful resolution. In this press conference, Mr. Bush appeared angry at moments, frustrated by Iraq’s refusal to discuss their invasion or complete withdrawal from Kuwait. Secretary Cheney also answered a reporter’s question about the number of reserve troops that would be called up to help expel Iraq from Kuwait. close

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Program ID:
15641-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 09, 1991 | 5:54pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jan 13, 1991 | 12:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1

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  • Jan 09, 1991 | 5:54pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 09, 1991 | 9:40pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 10, 1991 | 1:20am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 10, 1991 | 7:10am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 13, 1991 | 12:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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