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Iraq / Kurdish Refugees / Bush / Southern Iraq #580527

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 07, 1991
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(On the Iran-Iraq border: Keith Miller) Fleeing of Kurdish refugees from Iraq featured; scenes shown of this exodus on a high mountain pass on the road from Iraq to Iran. [KURD - asks where is help.]

(Studio: Garrick Utley) United States airplanes shown dropping supplies to refugees along Iraq-Turkey border. Report introduced.

(Houston: John Cochran) Statements from President Bush about the refugee problem featured; scenes shown of Bush during his discussions of cross-border trade with Mexico's President Carlos Salinas de Gortari. [BUSH - says United Nations needs to handle humanitarian aid to Iraqi refugees.] Turkey's request that United Nations carve out a place for the Kurds in northern Iraq outlined. [On "This Week with David Brinkley", Turkey's President Turgut OZAL - says Western world should force Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to allow this.] [National Security Adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - says United States will help Kurds survive and return to their homes.] Question of the future of Shiite refugees in southern Iraq discussed.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(US-occupied Iraq: Robin Lloyd) Continued pullout of American troops from southern Iraq featured; details given of Americans treating refugees injured during the crackdown by Hussein's troops. [Two SOLDIERS - talk about going home.] [US medical commander Brigadier General Michael STRONG - wonders what will happen to these people when Americans leave.]

Cochran, John;
Lloyd, Robin;
Miller, Keith;
Utley, Garrick

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