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Iraq / United Nations Permanent Cease-Fire / Kurdish Rebellion / Iran #134406

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 03, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) United Nations conditions for a permanent cease-fire in the war with Iraq examined; scenes shown from UN; details given of the tenets of the cease-fire resolution. [Iraqi ambassador to UN Abdul Amir al-ANBARI - (thru translator) responds.] [US ambassador to United Nations Thomas PICKERING - says resolution is tough, but fair.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) United Nations Security Council reported expected to condemn Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's crushing of the Kurdish rebellion. Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Explanation from President Bush as to why he refuses to help the beleaguered rebels featured; scenes shown of Kurdish demonstrators outside the White House. [BUSH - says United States will not get sucked into Iraqi affairs; notes that Arab coalition is not calling for a response from the US.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Map shown illustrating route of Kurds fleeing Iraq.

(Tehran: Forrest Sawyer) Position of Iran on the rebellion in neighboring Iraq examined; scenes shown from Iranian television of Iraqi army in control of the northern city of Arbil, Iraq, and of refugees. [Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar VELAYATI - opposes Iraq's use of weapons against their own nation.] Private diplomatic relations between United States and Iran outlined; American hostages in Lebanon and frozen Iranian assets in US mentioned.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Sawyer, Forrest

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