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George Robertson Quotes

It opens the way to a peaceful and lasting solution to the crisis affecting this country.
George Robertson
#Country

When people ask us what damage did we do to the Serb troops, the answer to that is 'enough.' We did enough damage inside Kosovo, and inside the federal republic of Yugoslavia, to get Milosevic to capitulate and to get Milosevic to adhere to the objectives and the demands that we set out,
George Robertson
#People

This agreement is a first and crucial step in taking this country away from civil war towards normality,
George Robertson
#Agreement

Draskovic called yesterday for the Serbian state media to tell the truth about the Kosovo conflict, and to stop lying to the Serbian people, ... (It) blows a hole in the facade of Belgrade's unity. In quite a remarkable and very revealing interview, Mr. Draskovic accused his fellow leaders in Yugoslavia of, I quote, 'Lying to the people that any day now we are going to prevail over NATO; that NATO is about to collapse, and Russia is on the verge of starting World War III.'
George Robertson
#Conflict

Together, the countries that spent four decades glowering at each other across the wall of hatred and fear now have the opportunity to transform Euro-Atlantic security for the better.
George Robertson
#Fear

Together, the countries that spent four decades glowering at each other across the wall of hatred and fear now have the opportunity to transform Euro-Atlantic security for the better,
George Robertson
#Fear

We stand shoulder to shoulder in a new kind of struggle and a struggle that we have to win,
George Robertson
#Struggle

We did the right thing, we did the only thing. We stopped a great evil,
George Robertson
#Evil

When we make that contention, we don't do so without evidence that makes that contention possible.
George Robertson
#Contention

This country is still on a knife-edge but in the last three days the government has regained confidence, regained ground and regained the initiative,
George Robertson
#Confidence

Yes, of course it would because there would be no veto over NATO operations by Russia or any other non-NATO members, that's never been the situation and Mr Putin has made it clear that he does not want it either,
George Robertson
#Russia

Despite the victory of democratic forces in Yugoslavia and its opening up to the world, the international community is not fulfilling its obligation to Yugoslavia,
George Robertson
#Community

That said, ... I would urge you to ensure the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia's security forces show restraint and fully abide by the military technical agreement provisions.
George Robertson
#Security

A continued disunity ... on display in Moscow would hardly encourage the financial community next week when they are looking to financially help Russia,
George Robertson
#Community

I think there's a confusion in Moscow, which is not really good news for them, especially on the eve of the G8 summit,
George Robertson
#Confusion

Today was multilateralism in practice and working,
George Robertson
#Practice

The strength of feeling that is on display in Beijing is understandable, but the bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade was an acknowledged mistake, and one that is deeply regretted,
George Robertson
#Strength

I see this as turning a page on past disagreements and turning to new chapters of dialogue and cooperation on matters of mutual interest,
George Robertson
#Cooperation

create a new and substantial basis for progress in the dialogue and cooperation between Moscow and NATO.
George Robertson
#Cooperation

I see this as a kick-starting of the process of cooperation which is vitally important for both East and West in the Euro-Atlantic area just now,
George Robertson
#Cooperation

The ball is now firmly in the court of the Macedonian government to deliver on the political dialogue and the cease fire in order to allow NATO's help to come into effect,
George Robertson
#Government

Former president Milosevic faces a lengthy period behind bars as he faces the allegations made against him in his own country and by the international community.
George Robertson
#Allegations

He has huge amounts of deadly substances that can kill almost unquantifiable numbers of people.
George Robertson
#People

NATO is prepared to consider such changes if it will not create a vacuum or lead to new fighting, and is part of a settlement to the problems in the region, ... Premature changes, however, carry the risk of only making matters worse.
George Robertson
#Fighting

We've made a very clear statement of solidarity with Turkey,
George Robertson
#Solidarity

We're dealing from the U.N. process, which generally NATO supports. We're dealing from any further steps towards any potential military conflict,
George Robertson
#Potential

We are focusing entirely on the defense of Turkey in the circumstances where that ally believes it is under threat and NATO as a collective security alliance with obligations that go along with that. (But) we're not part of any decision-making process that is tied to the United Nations.
George Robertson
#Circumstances

There are going to be extra troops going there to reinforce the troops already there,
George Robertson
#Troops

These airstrikes have one purpose alone, and that is to stop the genocide.
George Robertson
#Purpose

the development of European capabilities makes sense.
George Robertson
#Capability