Fiscal Year 1992 International Affairs Budget

The committee heard testimony from James Baker, U.S. Secretary of State, on the fiscal year 1992 federal budget proposal. In his remarks,… read more

The committee heard testimony from James Baker, U.S. Secretary of State, on the fiscal year 1992 federal budget proposal. In his remarks, Baker outlined a plan for the Middle East following the Persian Gulf war. Specifically, Baker called for a postwar settlement based on five points: first, a mutual security pact among Middle Eastern countries to protect countries' sovereignties. Second, an arms control agreement that would prevent Iraq from rebuilding its unconventional weapons plants. Third, a program for the economic reconstruction of the Middle East, correcting vast chasms in wealth between populations in the Arab world. Fourth, an effort to settle Arab-Israeli and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. Finally, a program for the United States to reduce its dependence upon foreign oil. This postwar plan, Mr. Baker said, would require a Western military presence for an unknown amount of time to safeguard national borders. Baker said, however, that harsh economic punishment should not be forced upon Iraq, since the economic and social recovery of the Middle East depends upon the participation of Iraq. close

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Fiscal Year 1992 International Affairs Budget

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Program ID:
16273-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 06, 1991 | 10:07am EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Feb 07, 1991 | 3:45am EST | C-SPAN 1

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  • Feb 06, 1991 | 10:07am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 07, 1991 | 12:45am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 07, 1991 | 3:45am EST | C-SPAN 1
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