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will meet with Serb and Kosovo Albanian leaders and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), and will visit sites in the Kosovo countryside where alleged human rights violations have occurred.
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#Government

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The whole world sees Iraq responsible for the current crisis.
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#Crisis

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We dismissed those ridiculous numbers out of hand, ... We are not going to pay compensation to confirm that they are living up to their obligations under this important nuclear agreement.
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#Compensation

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Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the FBI and Diplomatic Security Service immediately. The United States will ensure complete confidentiality to anyone who provides information on Mr. Dahoumane, to include possible relocation to the United States.
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#Information

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The purpose of these broadcasts is not to beam anti-government propaganda into Iran. Rather, this new service would provide more detailed, factual reporting on political, social and foreign policy issues affecting Iran.
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In order to move forward to military action, it needs to be clear that Serbs are to blame
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#Action

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The work on Iraq, the work on the Middle East peace process and on the Asian financial crisis continues with no effect.
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#Crisis

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Since we want the Arab world to be supporting us on another question -- the war on terrorism -- it would certainly make it easier to have things quiet on the Middle East front.
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#Terrorism

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The kind of heavy-handed intimidation by the Serb police is emblematic of the repressive nature of (Yugoslav President) Slobodan Milosevic's regime in Kosovo, which sparked the current crisis.
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#Nature

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We do not recognize Kosovo's parliament as an official political institution. But we do recognize the right of free assembly, and that this was engaging in the right of free assembly.
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#Parliament

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[State Department spokesman James Rubin told CNN, referring to the plane crash, that there are] no specific reasons to believe it's related to terrorism. ... investigating everything they can.
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#Believe

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We do not consider this problem resolved. On the contrary, we continue to consult with NATO allies about next steps.
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#Allies

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Time and patience clearly are running out.
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#Patience

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we have credible evidence, or we wouldn't be in this situation of demanding this kind of direct discussion on this subject.
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#Credible

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We're not going to lose any sleep if Saddam Hussein suddenly isn't their leader, from whatever reason. No tears will be shed.
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#Reason

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If there are civilians who are dying, it is (Iraqi President) Saddam Hussein's fault.
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#Civilians

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We often hear that sanctions are hurting the Iraqi people, but an objective analysis of the facts reveals that Iraq has access to international markets and the money to buy food, but Saddam will not buy or distribute it to the needy.
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#Facts

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We have made clear that we believe that we already have the authority for a military strike, should such an option be chosen.
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#Authority

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SFOR's mandate is to ensure a secure environment, and SFOR will take action when necessary to carry out its mandate. There will be a zero tolerance for violence,
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#Action

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whether they want a peace agreement rather than a catastrophe.
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#Agreement

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Draskovic's ouster is a sign of complete contempt by President Milosevic for those who speak the truth.
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#Contempt

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[The Iraqi offer] shows the necessity of standing firm, ... It shows the necessity of our determination and our united resolve that the Iraqi regime comply fully and unconditionally with the requirements of the U.N. Security Council.
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#Determination

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the King will help bring home the importance of making tough choices for peace.
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#Choices

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The international community cannot force the Iraqi regime to spend its money on its own people. Only the regime can do that. What we can do is force them to spend all the money they receive from the outside world for permitted imports on their own people.
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#Community

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direct sanctions on the Taliban, as opposed to the people of Afghanistan, will persuade the Taliban to have a change of heart.
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#Afghanistan

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The G-8 summit is about personal chemistry, and there are two big problems. The president thinks (German) Chancellor (Gerhard) Schroeder lied to him, and the president thinks that Jacques Chirac screwed him.
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#Problems

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Our focus is on deeds and not so much words and personalities.
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#Focus

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The U.N. Security Council should be prepared to take firm action to bring about Iraqi compliance in the event they don't change their mind in the next day or so.
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#Action

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This tribunal was voted on by Russia and by all the members of the (U.N.) Security Council. It's a United Nations tribunal. It's not an American tribunal. It's not a NATO tribunal. And the Yugoslav authorities know that.
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#Russia

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We have no illusions about China's desire to acquire sensitive information and technology for military uses by many different means. It is absolutely not true that we downplayed any evidence of this. We took the issue seriously, as our actions demonstrate.
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#Desire