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Persian Gulf War / United Nations Cease-Fire / Kurdish Refugees #580125

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 11, 1991
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(Studio: Katherine Couric) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) Formal United Nations Persian Gulf war cease-fire reported; scenes shown of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf visiting Kuwait. [SCHWARZKOPF - comments on war.] Kurdish refugee problem examined; scenes shown of alleged Kurdish-executed Iraqi soldiers being buried in mass grave and of President Saddam Hussein's soldiers distributing food to Kurds. President Bush reported agreeing with European officials to rush more help to Kurdish refugees. [BUSH - comments.] Bush's warning to Saddam not to attack rebels past 36th parallel reviewed; Senator Alfonse D'Amato and other Congressmen noted wanting to protect all Iraqi rebels. [BUSH - responds.]

(Studio: Katherine Couric) Report introduced.

(Diyarbakir, Turkey: Mike Boettcher) Kurdish refugees on Turkish border featured; details given of suffering; scenes shown of woman burying her dead child and of Swiss and German aid arriving in Diyarbakir, Turkey; details given of backlog; Turkish government noted saying Kurds must return to Iraq. [KURD, International Relief Committee Lionel ROSENBLATT - comment.]

Boettcher, Mike;
Cochran, John;
Couric, Katherine

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