TITLE

Iraq's strange bedfellows

AUTHOR(S)
Budiansky, S.; Pasternak, D.
PUB. DATE
May 1991
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;5/6/91, Vol. 110 Issue 17, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Suggests that Saddam Hussein, by promising autonomy to the Kurds, can solidify his rule and hasten the withdrawal of US troops setting up relief camps for Kurdish refugees in northern Iraq. Previous promises; Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani; Details of the autonomy agreement to be worked out; Strict nonintervention; Testing western resolve.
ACCESSION #
9105060765

 

Related Articles

  • Starved to death. Hoskins, E. // New Statesman & Society;5/31/91, Vol. 4 Issue 153, p15 

    Reports that Kurdish and Shi'a refugees returning to Iraq are likely to find the country less than welcoming, with information that conditions in Iraq are now critical. Sanctions which are killing thousands of Iraqis; Roles of the United Nations, UNICEF, and the World Health Organisation; Scale...

  • When the Allies leave. Stephenson, C. // New Statesman & Society;6/7/91, Vol. 4 Issue 154, p14 

    Reports that when the American forces withdraw from some of the Kurdish `safe havens' in northern Iraq, many Kurds will leave with them. Iraqi town of Dahuk; Kurdish `peshmerga' guerrillas; Humanitarian Assistance group; How and when to leave the enclave; Plans for what remains of the relief...

  • US humanitarian assistance to Iraqi refugees.  // U.S. Department of State Dispatch;4/8/91, Vol. 2 Issue 14, p233 

    Presents a statement by President George Bush released April, 1991, concerning an Air Force distribution of food, blankets, clothing, tents and other relief-related items for Iraqi refugees in northern Iraq. Assistance of military forces; Economic and food assistance to the government of Turkey.

  • US expands Kurdish relief efforts.  // U.S. Department of State Dispatch;4/22/91, Vol. 2 Issue 16, p273 

    Presents a statement by President George Bush, April 1991, concerning the US relief effort to provide food, water, tents, blankets, clothing and medicine to those Iraqi Kurds who fled Iraq into difficult-to-reach mountain areas in southern Turkey.Other organizations providing relief; Encouraging...

  • Crisis of refugees and displaced persons of Iraq.  // U.S. Department of State Dispatch;4/22/91, Vol. 2 Issue 16, p274 

    Presents a statement by Princeton N. Lyman, Director, Bureau for Refugee Programs, before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Affairs, April 1991, concerning the movements of the refugees and displaced persons. From the date of the invasion through mid-January 1991; During the armed...

  • Too much to bear. Schorr, D. // New Leader;4/8/91, Vol. 74 Issue 5, p4 

    Addresses President George Bush's lack of interest in helping the persecuted Kurds of Iraq. Contrast with America's failure to support the Kurds under President Richard M. Nixon's administration; Ongoing Iraqi violence against Kurds despite a United Nations Security Council vote condemning the...

  • `A recipe for disaster.' Stanger, T. // Newsweek;9/26/1988, Vol. 112 Issue 13, p38 

    Discusses the 100000 Kurds who recently fled Iraq for Southern Turkey following apparent chemical-weapons attacks by Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's army. The Kurdish refugees, however, now are prisoners in Turkish camps, and tensions are rising. Taking in the refugees may also jeopardize...

  • Death every day. Church, G.J.; Ben-Yishai, R. // Time;4/22/1991, Vol. 137 Issue 16, p36 

    Details the flight of Iraqi Kurds over the mountains into Turkey, a flight which counts deaths in the hundreds from hunger, cold and disease, while relief efforts bog down close to the Turkish frontier due to appalling snafus. Turkish authoritiesoverwhelmed by sheer numbers of refugees,...

  • Iraqi refugees: The need for international assistance.  // U.S. Department of State Dispatch;4/15/91, Vol. 2 Issue 15, p271 

    Presents remarks by Secretary of State James A. Baker III, and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Alptemocin, April 1991, during their visit to Ankara, Turkey, concerning Iraqi military forces committing crimes against the Iraqi people. Commitment to a major airlift of humanitarian supplies to...

  • Seven minutes on desolation mountain. Robbins, C.A. // U.S. News & World Report;4/22/91, Vol. 110 Issue 15, p6 

    Discusses the Bush administration's belated reaction to the exodus of Iraqi Kurds from northern Iraq into the mountains near the Turkish border. No amount of humanitarian aid to the Kurds will solve what is intrinsically a political problem. Washington's desire for Middle East stability will...

Share

Read the Article

Other Topics