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Iraq / Kurdish Refugees / Bush #134041

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 11, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(On the Turkish-Iraqi border: Sheila MacVicar) Plight of the Kurdish refugees featured; scenes shown from a refugee camp along the Iraq- Turkey border. [KURD - explains why he is going home.] Issue of aid to refugees outlined. [Doctors Without Borders president Xavier EMMANNELLI - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Position of the administration on aid to the refugees reported. [President BUSH - says United States is taking a leadership role and that United States troops will not get involved in civil war in Iraq.]

(White House: Brit Hume) The case against Bush for making statements implying those rebelling against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein would be aided reviewed. [On February 15, BUSH - says Iraqi people should force Hussein to step aside.] Iraq's use of helicopter gunships against the rebels recalled. [On March 13 and 14, BUSH - says these helicopters should not be used inside Iraq.] Position of United States commander General H. Norman Schwarzkopf on the helicopter issue reviewed. Bush's overall desire to end the war and get United States forces home as fast as possible reiterated.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
MacVicar, Sheila

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