Kurdish Human Rights

Mr. Al-Karadaghi is a former minister in the diplomatic service of Iraq. He spoke of the current plight of the Kurdish minority… read more

Mr. Al-Karadaghi is a former minister in the diplomatic service of Iraq. He spoke of the current plight of the Kurdish minority in Iraq in the wake of the Persian Gulf war and ensuing Iraqi civil unrest. He also commented on the recent United Nations Security Council’s vote condemning Iraq from human rights abuses against the Kurds. He described the Kurds migration to the borders of Iran and Turkey, where he estimates 1.5 million Kurds have gathered The Kurds are fleeing because the Iraqi army has been attacking and killing Kurds from the air and on the ground day and night, according Mr. Al-Karadaghi. He said that Pres. Bush misled the Kurds into believing that America would help them overthrow Saddam Hussein. He said, “It is a moral obligation of Bush to stop this massacre.” The two other speakers elaborated on the details of the Kurdish exodus. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Kurdish Human Rights

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Program ID:
17453-1
Category:
National Press Club
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 8, 1991
Last Aired:
Apr 14, 1991

Airing Details

  • Apr 08, 1991 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 08, 1991 | 9:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 08, 1991 | 11:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 09, 1991 | 3:25am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 09, 1991 | 9:35am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 14, 1991 | 9:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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