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Iraq / Kurdish Refugees / Government View / Refugees In South #134097

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 14, 1991
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(On the Turkish-Iraqi border: Sheila MacVicar) American-led relief efforts for the Kurdish refugees featured; scenes shown from camp on the Turkey-Iraq border. [Doctors Without Borders Dr. Rheinhardt BIJL - comments.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jim Bittermann) Appeal from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein for the Kurds to return to Iraq featured; scenes shown of him visiting Arbil, Iraq. [Iraqi prime minister Sadun HAMMADI - says government will provide for these people.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Accusation by Kurds that United States let them down noted. [On "This Week with David Brinkley", Kurdish Democratic Party Hoshyar ZEBARI - says United States has a moral responsibility.] Response from National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft quoted.

(Washington: Jeanne Meserve) Private efforts to relieve Kurds' plight examined; reasons given for the slow response. [AmeriCares Foundation Steve NORMAN, World Vision relief and development's Tom GETMAN - comment.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Beginning of withdrawal of the American occupying forces in southern Iraq reported; map shown of demilitarized zone.

(Safwan, Iraq: Jerry King) Fears of Iraqi refugees in the south about what will happen to them when the United States withdraws examined; scenes shown from a refugee camp. [US forces commander Lieutenant Colonel John KALB, REFUGEE - comment.] Plight of stateless Kuwaitis, who are considered second-class citizens, noted. [Kuwaiti refugee Hamjid al-ASHAMIRI - comments.]

Bittermann, Jim;
King, Jerry;
MacVicar, Sheila;
Meserve, Jeanne;
Simpson, Carole

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