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16 September 1999 Military News

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  • DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL 16 September 1999 -- The militia were still very much in evidence on the streets of Dili, however, where 15 fires were counted today. Our people said they didn't know there was anything left to burn, they said. Looting was continuing, and long convoys of trucks could be seen carrying the loot in the direction of West Timor.
  • Habibie: Indonesia Has No Objection to Australia Leading Multinational Forces Embassy of Indonesia 16 September 1999 -- Indonesian President B.J. Habibie said the government has no objection to Australia leading the multinational forces in East Timor because the country is not at hostility with any one.
  • AUSTRALIA / INDONESIA Voice of America 16 September 1999 -- Australia is playing down Indonesia's cancellation of a 1995 security treaty which allowed for the sharing of information between the two nations over perceived military threats.
  • AUSTRALIA / TIMOR Voice of America 16 September 1999 -- Australian military officials are set to begin air drops of food and other supplies to starving refugees into East Timor, where many people are still hiding from anti-independence militias.
  • CHINA / PEACEKEEPERS Voice of America 16 September 1999 -- Although Chinese soldiers will not be taking part in the United Nations peacekeeping force in East Timor, China says it will send civilian police to help with the U-N mission.
  • INDONESIA / SITREP Voice of America 16 September 1999 -- The Indonesian government has cancelled a security agreement with Australia because of what it describes as Australian interference in Indonesian affairs, over East Timor.
  • TIMOR - PROTESTS Voice of America 16 September 1999 -- Domestic opposition to the Indonesian government's policy on East Timor, has again spilled into the streets of Jakarta, and much of the anger is now being directed at President B-J Habibie.
  • EAST TIMOR: 'UNSC GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR INTERVENTION' USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report 16 September 1999 -- Overseas commentary on East Timor remained heavy in the wake of the UN Security Council's unanimous authorization early yesterday of a UN peacekeeping mission to the violence-wracked province. The nature and role of the peacekeeping mission-- and particularly Australia's role in it-- were the primary preoccupations of Asian commentators. In Europe and elsewhere, observers focused on the UNSC vote-- with almost all judging it to be a "welcome," albeit "belated" development.
  • Text: Clinton Statement on UNSC Approval of E.Timor Peackeeping Force USIA 16 September 1999 -- Aboard Air Force One - President Clinton says the United States "is prepared to contribute" to the UN-authorized multinational peacekeeping action in East Timor and is "discussing with our Australian allies and the Congress an appropriate U.S. role."
  • TOP UN OFFICIAL IN EAST TIMOR ASSESSES CONDITIONS IN BAUCAU SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL September 16, 1999 -- The militia were still very much in evidence on the streets of Dili, however, where 15 fires were counted today. Looting was continuing, and long convoys of trucks could be seen carrying the loot in the direction of West Timor.
  • Media Conference by the Chief of the Defence Force, Admiral Chris Barrie in Darwin Defence Public Affairs Organisation, Department of Defence Thursday, September 16, 1999 -- Now we have a mandate from the United Nations to mount operations I can talk in a little more detail about what we intend to do about the appalling events in East Timor.
  • PRESS CONFERENCE BY PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA United Nations 16 Sep 1999

News Reports

  • RUSSIA - EXPLOSION UPDATE Voice of America 16 September 1999 -- Rescue workers are searching for survivors after an explosion shattered an apartment building in southern Russia, killing at least 17-people, and injuring 150. This is the fourth major explosion to hit Russia in two-weeks.



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