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03 September 1999 Military News

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  • 3 September 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 03 Sep 1999
  • BRITAIN / EAST TIMOR Voice of America 03 September 1999 -- Britain is sending a special envoy to Indonesia to discuss the deteriorating security situation in East Timor. Britain says Indonesia is responsible for security in the territory.
  • EAST TIMOR Voice of America 03 September 1999 -- The Indonesian government has decided to deploy at least 14 hundred troops to the disputed territory of East Timor in response to the deteriorating security situation.
  • U-N-H-C-R / EAST TIMOR Voice of America 03 September 1999 -- The United Nations refugee agency, U-N-H-C-R, estimates up to 55-thousand people have been displaced in East Timor within recent months, including 30-thousand in the capital, Dili.
  • MISSION IN PANJSHIR VALLEY CONFIRMS 100,000 DISPLACED 03 September 1999 Press Release AFG/105 PI/1169 -- (UN Information Centre) -- Stephanie Bunker, United Nations Spokesperson for Afghanistan, announced today that the recent United Nations mission to the Panjshir Valley (Northern Afghanistan) has found that up to 100,000 persons have been displaced by recent fighting in the area.
  • SECRETARY-GENERAL INFORMS SECURITY COUNCIL PEOPLE OF EAST TIMOR REJECTED SPECIAL AUTONOMY PROPOSED BY INDONESIA 3 September 1999 Press Release SC/6721 -- The people of East Timor had voted by 78.5 per cent to 21.5 per cent against the special autonomy proposed by Indonesia, Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the Security Council tonight as it met to consider the situation in East Timor.
  • SECURITY COUNCIL WELCOMES SUCCESSFUL POPULAR CONSULTATION IN EAST TIMOR, CONDEMNS VIOLENCE BEFORE AND AFTER BALLOT 3 September 1999 Press Release SC/6723 -- While welcoming the successful popular consultation of the East Timorese people on 30 August, the Security Council tonight condemned the violence which both preceded and followed the ballot, and expressed its condolences to the families of United Nations local staff and others so tragically killed.
  • EAST TIMOR REFERENDUM: 'INDONESIA'S DISGRACE' FOLLOWS RECORD TURNOUT USIA Foreign Media Reaction Daily Digest 03 September 1999 -- The prospect of the birth of a new nation on a remote island in the Indonesian archipelago captured the imagination of editorial writers, who praised the "bravery" of the Timorese for turning out in record numbers to cast their ballots despite the violence that characterized the run-up to the referendum. Analysts expressed concern, though, for what might happen in the aftermath of the voting-- particularly in light of predictions that the heavy turnout presaged a vote in favor of independence for the former Portuguese colony.

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