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Iraq / Unrest / United States Talks #337818

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 02, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) President Saddam Hussein's forces reported brutally retaking all major cities from Iraqi rebels; scenes shown; audio reports heard from journalist Nick Vogel, Radio France Internationale's Helen DeCosta and "Le Point" magazine's Olivier Weber on Shaykhan, Iraq, battle; Kurds noted swimming river to Turkish border; pilots aboard USS Ranger said ready to aid rebels. [Navy Lieutenant Commander Steven BARNES, Lieutenant Mike OTTAHAIR - comment on intervention.]

(State Department: Bill Plante) State Department reported saying US will meet with Iraqi opposition members beginning tomorrow; nonintervention policy examined; President Bush noted telephoning Turkish president during Islamorada, Florida, vacation. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER, BUSH - comment.] United Nations Security Council noted turning down French intervention request; cease-fire negotiations mentioned.

Martin, David;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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