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  • 9 September 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 09 Sep 1999
  • PRESS BRIEFING BY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR CHILDREN AND ARMED CONFLICT United Nations 09 Sep 1999
  • PRESS CONFERENCE BY PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF INDONESIA United Nations 09 Sep 1999
  • Text: Pickering September 9 Testimony on East Timor Crisis USIA 09 September 1999 -- The United States "calls for an immediate stop to the killing and destruction in East Timor," says Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering.
  • CLINTON-TIMOR Voice of America 09 September 1999 -- President Clinton is expressing increasing frustration over Indonesia's approach to the East Timor crisis, and sharpening his warnings about the consequences if Jakarta fails to either curb the violence or invite outside help to do so.
  • Transcript: White House Briefing on Clinton APEC Trip USIA 09 September 1999 -- "The people of East Timor have voted overwhelmingly and bravely for independence. The Indonesian government deserves credit for holding the vote. It has said it would respect the outcome, and now it must be respected. Meanwhile, Indonesia has the responsibility to protect the people of East Timor from violence.
  • Transcript: Pentagon Regular Briefing, Thursday, September 9, 1999 USIA 09 September 1999 -- We have a military-to-military relationship with a variety of countries around the world. Each is tailored to that particular nation, but with Indonesia, as it is with many other countries it had been exercise planning, exercise execution, typically on humanitarian aid, civil defense, issues of that nature. But that has now been suspended in light of the current situation.
  • U.S. Suspends Military-to-Military Contacts With Indonesia USIA 09 September 1999 -- The United States suspended all military-to-military contacts with Indonesia on September 9 due to the violence in East Timor. Rear Admiral Craig Quigley told reporters at the regular Pentagon briefing that "we are suspending our military-to-military relationship with the Indonesian military in light of the current activities."
  • APEC MEETING Voice of America 09 September 1999 -- Foreign ministers and senior officials from Asia-Pacific nations and Britain met Thursday in Auckland on the fringes of an economic forum, to figure out how to help restore peace in East Timor. They say they will offer support and assistance to United Nations' peacekeeping efforts and they want Indonesia's government to know that help is readily available.
  • APEC / EAST TIMOR Voice of America 09 September 1999 -- Foreign Ministers and senior officials from Asia-Pacific nations and from Britain met Thursday in Auckland -- on the fringes of an economic forum -- to figure out how to help restore peace in East Timor. They say they want to see the violence end as soon as possible, but did not offer any new proposals toward a solution.
  • CONGRESS-INDONESIA Voice of America 09 September 1999 -- The United States is suspending military ties with Indonesia. The aim is to pressure Jakarta to bring an end to the crisis in East Timor.
  • E. TIMOR MILITARY Voice of America 09 September 1999 -- One of Indonesia's retired generals has added his voice to calls for an international peacekeeping force for East Timor. Former Lieutenant General Hasnan Habib says Indonesia's military is incapable of ending the militia-led violence, even under martial law.
  • EAST TIMOR - INDONESIA Voice of America 09 September 1999 -- A look at the tragic turn of events in East Timor and whether anything short of a military invasion can restore peace.
  • PRESS CONFERENCE BY PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF INDONESIA 9 September 1999 -- The deep disappointment of pro- autonomy factions over the referendum's outcome, coupled with UNAMET's failure to respond satisfactorily to reports of irregularities before and during the vote, could have triggered militia efforts to undermine the result.

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