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11 September 1999 Military News

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  • CLINTON - INDONESIA Voice of America 11 September 1999 -- President Clinton is considering providing U-S logistical support for a U-N peacekeeping force in East Timor -- if Indonesia asks for such a mission and the United Nations approves.
  • CLINTON - TIMOR Voice of America 11 September 1999 -- President Clinton has welcomed Indonesian President B-J Habibie's decision to allow an international peacekeeping force in East Timor to restore order in the territory. From Auckland, New Zealand, where Mr. Clinton is attending an Asia-Pacific Economic summit
  • CLINTON - INDONESIA Voice of America 11 September 1999 -- President Clinton has raised the possibility of sending U.S. military personnel to East Timor to support a UN peacekeeping force there, if Indonesia asks for such a mission and the United Nations approves. Correspondent Deborah Tate reports form Auckland, New Zealand, where the President is attending a Pacific Rim trade summit.
  • CLINTON - INDONESIA Voice of America 11 September 1999 -- President Clinton is in New Zealand for a trade summit that is expected to be overshadowed by the violence in East Timor. In his strongest statement to date, Mr. Clinton accused the Indonesian military of direct involvement in the violence that has wracked the territory since last month's pro-independence referendum vote.
  • EAST TIMOR Voice of America 11 September 1999 -- Indonesia's top military leader has -- for the first time -- left open the possibility of an accelerated international peacekeeping mission to the embattled territory of East Timor. General Wiranto made the comments to a U-N Security Council delegation assessing the situation in East Timor - which has been engulfed in violence since residents voted for independence from Indonesia almost two weeks ago.
  • The Situation in East Timor Security Council 4043rd Meeting, Saturday, 11 September 1999, , 2.30 p.m. -- The events that have unfolded so far have shocked us and at the same time have outraged the rest of the world. We keep wondering how it is possible for a so-called militia to cause such widespread humanitarian destruction in such a short time? How could armed killers rampage throughout East Timor so easily?
  • The Situation in East Timor Security Council 4043rd Meeting, Saturday, 11 September 1999, 11 a.m. -- Unhappily, no sooner had the result of the ballot been announced than East Timor began a descent into chaos. The scale of the violence, death and destruction has been far beyond what any international observers anticipated. As I said in my press conference yesterday, what is happening in East Timor may well fall into various categories of international crime.
  • Statement on East Timor by the United Nations Secretary-General to the Security Council 11 September 1999 - The scale of the violence, death and destruction has been far beyond what any international observers anticipated. As I said in my press conference yesterday, what is happening in East Timor may well fall into various categories of international crime. The individuals who have ordered and carried out these crimes must be held accountable.
  • KOFI ANNAN SAYS TIME HAS COME FOR INDONESIA TO SEEK INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY'S HELP TO BRING ORDER AND SECURITY TO EAST TIMOR 11 September 1999 Press Release SG/SM/7127 SC/6725 -- Unhappily, no sooner had the result of the ballot been announced than East Timor began a descent into chaos. The scale of the violence, death and destruction has been far beyond what any international observers anticipated. What is happening in East Timor may well fall into various categories of international crime. The individuals who have ordered and carried out these crimes must be held accountable.

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  • HIZBALLAH TERRORISM IN ARGENTINA Voice of America 11 September 1999 -- This month, authorities in Argentina issued an arrest warrant for Imad Mugniyah. He is wanted for the March 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Twenty-two people were killed and more than two-hundred forty were wounded in that attack.



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