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Iraq / Hussein / Saudi Arabia / Kurdish Refugees #340846

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jan 19, 1992
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(White House: Randall Pinkston) Debate over whether the United States should take a more active policy toward Iraqi President Saddam Hussein featured. [On "Face the Nation", Secretary of State Dick CHENEY - comments on Hussein's status in Iraq.] Cheney reported refusing to confirm a report that Saudia Arabia is pressuring the United States to provide arms and intelligence to Kurdish rebels inside Iraq. [On January 16, 1992, White House spokesman Marlin FITZWATER - talks about keeping pressure on Hussein.] Scenes shown of President Bush campaigning. [Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bob KERREY - expresses caution.]

(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(London: Peter Van Sant) Desperate situation of Kurdish refugees in northern Iraq featured; scenes shown from refugee camp; details given of Hussein's blockade of the Kurds. United States funds spent caring for the Kurds noted. [Kurdish leader Jalal TALABANI - says Americans didn't finish the job in Iraq.]

Chung, Connie;
Pinkston, Randall;
Van Sant, Peter

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