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Iraq / Kurdish Refugees / Bush #134130

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 16, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement from President Bush that Kurdish refugees who come down from the mountains to encampments that US military will establish in northern Iraq will be protected and get organized relief reported. [BUSH - answers questions about the Kurdish refugee problem and the need for Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to be out.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Brit Hume) Change in administration's position on the Kurdish issue discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Specifics about the involvement of the United States military in relief for the Kurds outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Uzumlu, Turkey: Sheila MacVicar) Plight of the refugees featured; scenes shown from a camp in the mountains near the Iraq-Turkey border. [Iraqi medical STUDENT - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Iran: Charles Glass) Plight of the Kurdish refugees along the Iran- Iraq border featured; scenes shown of distribution of food. [UN high commissioner Sadako OGATA - talks about this migration.] Problems with the relief effort outlined. [KURD - says we need food and medicine.]

Glass, Charles;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
MacVicar, Sheila;
Zelnick, Bob

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