TITLE:17-10-95 STATE DEPARTMENT DAILY BRIEFING
(Report: October 17 spokesman's comments) (270)
There was no regular news briefing, but John Dinger, a State
Department spokesman, discussed the following topics with reporters.
No transcript was made of the discussion.
U.S. URGES RESUMPTION OF NEGOTIATIONS OVER EASTERN SLAVONIA
Commenting on reports that some Croatian troops have been moved near
Eastern Slavonia, Dinger said, "We call on both sides to resume
negotiations over Eastern Slavonia. We urge all parties to avoid any
actions that could hinder the peace process."
U.S. Ambassador Peter Galbraith "has spoken with Croatian authorities
and has made a public statement....And we have made our views known to
the Croatians at a senior level in Washington," Dinger said.
JAPAN PROTESTS ALLEGED INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES
The political minister of the Japanese Embassy on October 16
telephoned Thomas Hubbard, principal deputy assistant secretary of
state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and expressed his
government's concern over press reports that the United States had
conducted intelligence activities against Japan, Dinger said.
The Japanese official asked that the U.S. government look into the
allegations and provide the Japanese government with a response,
Hubbard told him that "we don't comment on intelligence matters --
alleged or otherwise" -- but added that "we would look into their
concerns and provide a response," Dinger said.
While "we are not going to comment on the alleged intelligence
matter," Dinger added, "nevertheless, we are always eager to stress
and remind everyone that we have no bilateral partner in the world
with which we have a more important and cooperative relationship than
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