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Iraq / Kurds Retreat / World Response / Poll #134439

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 04, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Ankara: Sheila MacVicar) Retreat of Kurds trying to get out of Iraq featured; scenes shown of refugees along highways and in hills near Iraq's border with Turkey. [Two KURDS - (one through translator) comment.] [Turkey's President Turgut OZAL - says help is needed from Europe.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) United States and Britain reported urging Turkey to take in refugees now.

(State Department: John McWethy) World's response to dilemma of Iraqi Kurds examined. [London School of Economics professor Cameron WATT - talks about the scale of the refugee problem.] British Prime Minister John Major said urging President Bush to push for humanitarian effort to help the refugees. [MAJOR - cites supplies that will be sent.] [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - outlines US position.] Consideration by United Nations of resolution condemning Iraq noted. Positions of China and USSR on Iraq's internal problems mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Findings in ABC News/"Washington Post" poll to question of whether United States should help the rebels outlined on screen.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
MacVicar, Sheila;
McWethy, John
Duration:
00:04:50

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