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March 1997

  • SECSTATE ALBRIGHT POLICY SPEECH ON IRAQ, MARCH 26 U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright declared March 26 in a major policy speech that "We do not agree with the nations who argue that if Iraq complies with its obligations concerning weapons of mass destruction, sanctions should be lifted. Our view, which is unshakable, is that Iraq must prove its peaceful intentions. It can only do that by complying with all of the Security Council resolutions to which it is subject.... the evidence is overwhelming that Saddam Hussein's intentions will never be peaceful.... Clearly, a change in Iraq's government could lead to a change in U.S. policy. Should that occur, we would stand ready, in coordination with our allies and friends, to enter rapidly into a dialogue with the successor regime. "
  • [EXCERPTS] ALBRIGHT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON IRAQ, MARCH 26 Responding to questions from the audience following her remarks at Georgetown University on United States policy toward Iraq, Albright said the sanctions regime "has been quite successful and needs to remain in place." However, she said, as stated in her remarks, the U.S. is "prepared to have a dialogue with a successor regime that does in fact abide by what was required as a result of the Gulf War...."
  • U-S/ IRAQ THE UNITED STATES IS MAKING CLEAR IT WILL KEEP ITS CURRENT POLICY OF ISOLATING THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT IN PLACE AS LONG AS SADDAM HUSSEIN REMAINS IN POWER, SAYING THE IRAQI LEADER'S INTENTIONS WILL NEVER BE PEACEFUL. Voice of America 3/26/97
  • START-UP PROBLEMS HAMPER "OIL-FOR-FOOD" PROGRAM (U.N., U.S. officials hoping to ease delays for Iraqi aid) By Judy Aita USIA United Nations Correspondent 17 March 1997
  • 10-03-97 OPERATION NORTHERN WATCH HAS MAJOR OBJECTIVES IN N. IRAQ
  • DEBATING DUAL CONTAINMENT U-S DUAL CONTAINMENT OF IRAN AND IRAQ WAS DEBATED AT A MEETING ON CAPITOL HILL THIS WEEK (WED.). Voice of America 3/5/97
  • IRAQ SANCTIONS Voice of America CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2- 210851, UNITED NATIONS, ELAINE JOHANSON, 3/3/97
  • 03-03-97 NO CHANGE IN U.N. SANCTIONS ON IRAQ Pointing out that "Iraq continues to be a threat to peace and security in the region," U.S. Ambassador Bill Richardson said March 3 that the more than six-year-old U.N. sanctions are being continued against Iraq because Baghdad has still not met the requirements of the Gulf war cease-fire demands. By Judy Aita, United Nations, USIA United Nations Correspondent, 03 March 97




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