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Iraq / Kurdish Refugees / Negotiations / Zakho / United States Aid #134297

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 24, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Mark Litke) Negotiations between Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and the Kurds to reach a settlement featured; scenes shown from Iraqi television of Hussein meeting with Kurdish resistance leaders. [Kurdish resistance leader Jalal TALABANI - comments on the climate for negotiations.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from the State Department that the Kurds want some kind of international guarantee for any deal with Hussein reported. Report introduced.

(Zakho, in northern Iraq: Mike Lee) United States plans for relocation of Kurdish refugees featured; scenes shown from Zakho, Iraq, where there is a presence of armed Iraqis. [Kurdish WOMAN - says people are afraid to come back.] Testing of American credibility among the Kurds noted. [British Royal Marines Captain Mark WOLSEY - comments on allied presence.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Decision by American forces to extend the relief efforts for the Kurds further to the east noted.

(On the Iraqi-Turkish border: Jim Wooten) Conditions in the refugee camps featured; details given of American military's relief mission; map shown of convoy route; scenes shown. [US Special Forces General Richard POTTER - says we can sustain the effort.] [KURD, tribal leader Mohammed Salah RASHID - (second translated) talk of fears about going home.]

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
Litke, Mark;
Wooten, Jim

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